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Drunk Driver Arrested after Fatal Car Crash

By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC  May. 10, 2012 8:56a

A 22-year-old man has been taken into custody after a serious car accident that resulted in severe injuries and a fatality. The 22-year-old driver, J.R., was driving a 2005 minivan with three passengers when the tragedy occurred. J.R. was travelling west-bound on a local highway when he rear-ended a small sedan going in the same direction. The impact caused the minivan to flip over multiple times before finally coming to a stop. One passenger, the 23-year-old cousin of the driver, was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle as it overturned. J.R.'s other two passengers were wearing their seatbelts but were rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. J.R.'s cousin was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the rear-ended sedan was not injured. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident then you should talk to a skilled St. Louis car accident attorney as soon as you can.

Driver Faces Serious Charges after DWI Accident

J.R. was arrested shortly after the crash having been treated for any injuries. He was taken into custody on suspicion several felony and misdemeanor charges including driving while intoxicated, second-degree felony assault and voluntary manslaughter. No word as to whether or not wrongful death or other personal injury suits will be pursued.

St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

If you were seriously injured in a car crash because of the recklessness of someone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol then you need the help of a St. Louis drunk driving accident lawyer. Drunk drivers are responsibility for a multitude of injury accidents everyday in Missouri and across the country. The fallout caused to victims can last for years or even a lifetime. At the law offices of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC, we are driven to getting the best outcome possible on our client's behalf. Our father and son team has successfully handled even the most complex of accident cases and obtained full financial compensation for our clients. The claims process can be overwhelming but if you become a client of our firm, we can guide you through step by step and relieve a great deal of the confusion, stress and anxiety associated with this legal process. Make sure you have someone on your side working to get you the full compensation you need to recover from an injury accident!

Contact a St. Louis drunk driving accident attorney with our firm if you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault. Schedule an initial consultation today!

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