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Posted on February 9, 2016 by

Senior Citizen Killed in Crash with Semi Truck

When automobiles, pickup trucks or SUVs collide with semi trucks, the outcome is usually devastating, if not fatal. This was the case for one eight-two-year-old man in St. Louis County, recently. The man was turning onto Highway 73 from Highway 169, according to an article in the Star Tribune. A semi truck was traveling east, and it hit his pickup truck broadside. At the time, the gentleman was not wearing his seatbelt. The driver of the semi truck was not injured as a result of the accident.

In the St. Louis area, these types of accidents happen far too frequently. While officers don’t believe alcohol was a factor in this particular case, it’s difficult to say what caused the accident to occur, based on the information in the article. It’s possible that the driver of the pickup truck moved into the path of the semi truck. However, it could also have been the fault of the semi truck driver.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, accidents that take the lives of our area’s senior citizens really hit home with us. Perhaps you and your family have been struck with a similar tragedy, and you’re looking for justice. The best thing you can do is contact your St. Louis personal injury attorneys right away. They will work hard on your behalf, and they will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your case.