A two-vehicle collision in South St. Louis is garnering widespread media attention after a Good Samaritan helped by pulling a young boy from one of the vehicles following the crash. The accident occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, near South Compton Avenue and Itaska Street. The boy was traveling with his grandparents in a car when it collided with an SUV carrying two occupants.
According to Fox 2 Now St. Louis, Shirley Powers, a resident of the neighborhood, woke up to the sounds of the crash and headed outside to render aid. The airbags in the vehicle had deployed, and she smelled gas when approaching the vehicle. Powers turned the vehicle off and pulled the child from the vehicle.
The child was understandably very shaken by the accident but was not seriously hurt. Emergency responders helped rescue his grandparents from the vehicle and transported them to a nearby hospital for medical attention. The two occupants of the SUV were not injured in the crash.
Authorities have not yet released details regarding the cause of the crash or whether any citations have been issued to the drivers involved.
What to Do If You Are Hurt in a Car Crash
If you suffered car accident injuries in St. Louis, you have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault party. When a driver fails to act responsibly, you should not have to pay out of pocket for the costs of recovery.
A car accident attorney will sit down with you and listen to your side of the story. They will investigate the accident and will consult with accident recreation technicians, medical professionals, and other experts who can corroborate the facts. Your attorney will help you file a claim against the responsible party’s insurance policy and negotiate to get the best possible settlement on your behalf.
If the insurance company fails to offer you fair compensation for your claim, your attorney will be prepared to pursue legal action in court to seek an appropriate verdict.
Legal Help for Traffic Accident Victims in St. Louis
Car accidents like this one can have devastating consequences for the individuals involved. Severe injuries and extensive property damage can be very costly and can cause serious financial stress and strain.
Following an accident, you may be wondering how you’ll afford to pay for the mounting medical bills or how you’ll possibly repair or replace your damaged vehicle. If your injuries leave you unable to work, you may wonder how you will get by. Fortunately, help is available.
The experienced St. Louis car accident attorneys of Sansone & Lauber are committed to helping injured individuals in St. Louis and across the state of Missouri get the compensation they need after an injury accident. Contact us by phone or online now to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.