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Posted on November 18, 2014 by

St. Louis Cardinals Rookie Outfielder Dies in Car Accident

A spirit of sadness hangs over St. Louis as the city mourns the loss of rookie outfielder Oscar Tavaras.

According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, Tavaras was in the Dominican Republic when the accident occurred. According to the official reports regarding the accident, Tavaras was with his girlfriend near his hometown of Sosua when the crash took place. He was driving in a rain storm, and the pavement was much too slippery to withstand his high speeds. The Cardinals’ player’s car lost traction and hit a tree.

It was reported that Tavaras was injured and unconscious. He died later at a local hospital. Fortunately, no one else was hurt or killed.

Tavaras’ teammates are devastated at the loss of their friend, and it is certainly an excellent reminder of how important it is to remain aware when you are on the road.

Weather conditions cause all kinds of accidents, and their numbers multiply with excessive speeds. As your St. Louis auto accident attorney, we want to caution you to watch your speed when you’re driving in the rain or in the pending snow storms that will hit our area very soon.

Our hearts go out to the Cardinals, as well as to Tavaras’ family. His death was tragic, and it presents an important lesson to everyone.

If you are injured in a car accident, contact a St. Louis attorney right away.