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Posted on January 10, 2017 by

Passenger Dies in St. Louis Accident

Passengers often don’t realize that they have legal recourse when it comes to car accidents in St. Louis. However, they have just as many rights as the driver of the car does, even if they’re riding in the vehicle that caused the accident.

A recent article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website discusses a twenty-four-year-old woman who was driving her vehicle with one passenger. The police report stated that she had been drinking, and she was subsequently booked for suspicion of DWI and involuntary manslaughter. The accident happened just after midnight when her car went off the road and hit a tree. Her passenger, a twenty-four-year-old man died instantly.

This accident is incredibly tragic, and police were still investigating the details of the crash at the time of this article.

If you or someone you love is in an accident, even as a passenger, please don’t think that there isn’t anything that you can do about it. Most accidents don’t result in passenger deaths, but if you’re seriously injured, talking with a St. Louis car accident attorney can help you understand your rights.

As your St. Louis car accident attorney, we’ve been able to work with a countless number of passengers who have suffered injuries in accidents. For many of them, the wrecks were the fault of the drivers of the cars they were riding in. If you need assistance, we’re here to help you.