A car accident on Thursday night claimed the lives of two people, a male and female, in St. Louis. The woman was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 22-year-old James Draper III, who ran a red light at the intersection of Hall Street and Gimblin Street. The accident occurred around 9 p.m. when the car collided another vehicle. According to authorities, the impact caused Draper’s vehicle to strike a utility pole. He and 27-year-old Dishai Wilson were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another female passenger in their vehicle was injured and transported to the hospital. The other occupants of the vehicle involved also sustained injuries, but their conditions are unknown. Authorities are investigating to determine why Daper ran the red light.
Dangerous driving results in thousands of preventable auto accidents every year. Vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, dangerous roadways, and reckless driving are all examples of negligence that causes numerous injuries and deaths annually. Individuals that are victims of preventable car accidents may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and mental anguish. The most effective way to recover the compensation you deserve is to contact an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer.
At The Morris Firm, a skilled St. Louis personal injury attorney will work diligently to recover the compensation you deserve for your damages. Our attorneys will investigate your accident, determine who is liable, and fight aggressively to hold the negligent party responsible. We will use our skill and expertise to handle your case while communicating with you throughout the entire process. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.