A car accident claimed the life of a firefighter in Roanoke County, Virginia on Thursday morning. According to authorities, 25-year-old Jesse Clingenpeel was traveling to work as a Roanoke City firefighter when he was killed in a traffic crash at approximately 7 a.m. Clingenpeel was traveling northbound on Brambleton Avenue when he attempted to turn left and was struck by a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Basir Kahn. Clingenpeel was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, and Kahn was not injured in the crash. Authorities have not yet determined liability, but witnesses claim Clingenpeel had been driving erratically and had run a red light when he attempted to make the left turn that caused the collision.
Car accidents are responsible for the deaths of thousands of individuals every year. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 37,000 individuals are killed in auto accidents annually. Tragically, the majority of auto accidents are caused by negligence and could have been prevented. Dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and reckless driving are common causes of car accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to receive a full investigation to determine if you have grounds for a case.
The experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have handled hundreds of accident cases. Our attorneys will investigate your accident, determine liability, and execute a strategy to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.