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Posted on February 9, 2017 by

Three-Year-Old Dies, Father Charged in St. Louis Car Accident

Although people know the consequences that can occur when they choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it happens in St. Louis far too often. One such case recently took place that resulted in the death of a three-year-old boy, according to an article on the Fox2News website.

His father, who is thirty-two years old, is currently facing several charges because he was driving under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs. The man was driving along Highway 67 when his car went off the road and struck a tree. The wreck claimed the life of his younger son at the scene, and his five-year-old son was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for serious injuries.

When someone is driving and drugs or alcohol are involved, the risk of an accident are elevated. These types of accidents can be and should be prevented, but when people make poor decisions to drink or use and drive, tragedy is the unfortunate result.

As your St. Louis car accident attorney, we understand how you feel when you’re in an accident with someone. Most of the time, they are very apologetic, and even if they’re not sober, you feel bad about filing a case. However, you have the right to compensation for your injuries, and often for your pain and suffering. Please contact a St. Louis car accident attorney to discuss your options.