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Posted on April 15, 2014 by

Police Academy Graduate Killed By Wrong-Way Driver

Car accidents are far too common in St. Louis, and as your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we’ve seen many cases of wrong-way drivers. The most recent case occurred this week in the Imperial area, on Highway 21, when an eighty-two-year-old woman crashed into a pickup truck which was being driven by a recent graduate of Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy. He was only twenty-five years old.

According to the article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, it’s possible that the woman had entered the highway heading in the wrong direction approximately four miles prior to crashing. She died at the scene of the crash, whereas the driver of the pickup truck died later on at the hospital.

According to authorities, the twenty-five-year-old police academy graduate had just accepted a position with the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department. His new job was to start in only two weeks.

These types of accidents are so tragic, and it’s likely that it occurred simply because the woman became disoriented while she was driving. However, in many cases, drugs, alcohol or even distracted driving can cause drivers to make poor decisions, resulting in a crash.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a car accident, a St. Louis personal injury attorney will fight for your rights, and get you the compensation you deserve.