Just this morning, a North St. Louis car accident resulted in the injuries of three children and two adults. The accident happened this morning at about 8:30 in the morning at Goodfellow Blvd. and Wells Ave. The accident happened because a Firebird ran a red light (going South) and hit an SUV which was traveling West. The impact was strong enough to roll the SUV over.
The driver of the SUV and his adult passenger were injured along with two three-year-olds and a five-year-old passenger. The five-year-old may have suffered severe leg injuries, according to initial reports. The SUV was on its way to Urban League Head Start School to drop off the children.
After the Firebird collided with the SUV, it continued into an apartment building. The manager of the apartment building told reporters that the complex has been hit by a car at least four other times before, indicating that this is a dangerous intersection.
The people who were in the Firebird at the time of the accident were also rushed to the hospital where they are said to be stable, but they are being treated for minor injuries.
These types of car accidents are tragic because they are completely avoidable. Had the Firebird heeded the traffic signal, it would not have run the red light and impacted the SUV. Running a red light is a serious traffic offense, as is vehicular assault. The victims of this accident will likely be able to obtain compensation by way of an auto accident claim.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact our firm. Fox, Goldblatt & Singer PC has been fighting for the rights of accident victims since 1949. Don’t get cut short of the financial compensation you deserve after an accident. Instead, seek the help of a St. Louis car accident attorney.