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Posted on March 22, 2016 by

St. Louis Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Passengers Ejected During Accident

A lot of accidents in St. Louis are just that – accidents. They happen, not because someone intentionally did something wrong, but because something occurred that may have been beyond the driver’s control. Even so, just because the cause of the accident was beyond the driver’s control, that doesn’t mean that victims don’t have a valid case.

For example, an article on the WDAY6 website discusses an accident that occurred on Highway 53 in St. Louis County. A twenty-eight-year-old man was driving a Hyundai Elantra, and he had a female passenger and an infant passenger in the car with him. According to the article, the driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle rolled into the median, and as a result the two passengers were ejected from the car.

Fortunately, no other vehicles were involved in this accident, and everyone in the car survived. They were treated at a hospital for their injuries.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, we recognize that the driver did not mean to fall asleep at the wheel, but the fact remains that an accident did occur as a result. Victims should be compensated for these types of crashes.

Maybe you’ve been injured in an accident recently, but you’re not sure if you should file a case because of the circumstances. St. Louis personal injury attorneys really are the best ones to make that decision. For help, contact us.