Speed And Alcohol Both Determined To Be A Factor In Fatal Crash Investigation
This past summer, a fatal car crash on Homestead Manor Drive in Wildwood, Missouri took the lives of three teenagers. The fourth passenger of the car survived the accident, which took place when the eighteen-year-old driver missed a curve in the road, sideswiped a tree, hit the deck of a home, and ended up traveling down a hill into the woods. The eighteen-year-old female survivor was the only person in the vehicle wearing both the lap and shoulder seatbelt at the time of the accident.
According to a recent article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, the investigation has been ongoing since the accident occurred this past August. It has been determined that alcohol was probably a factor in the crash, even though the blood alcohol content of the driver was only .014. Missouri maintains a “zero tolerance” policy for minors driving under the influence. In addition to the alcohol, it has also been determined that the vehicle was traveling at over 65 mph in a neighborhood where the speed limit was 25.
As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we hear of tragic accidents like this one far too often. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for your losses and your injuries. Contact your St. Louis personal injury attorney to discuss your individual situation.