A man died in a hit and run accident in St. Louis, Missouri yesterday on I-270 near Route 367.
The Missouri State Police stated that Chad Moore, 29, died at 3:30 pm on Feb. 14 when a car changed lanes and struck Moore’s vehicle. Both cars flew into the median and Moore’s car flipped. A tractor trailer also was involved in the crash but the driver fled the scene.
Moore and the driver of the other car were taken to a local hospital, where Moore was pronounced dead. The police continue to search for the tractor trailer driver.
While we do not yet know who exactly is responsible for the above truck-related crash, we do know that the truck driver has a commercial driver’s license and is obligated to stop when a crash occurs and render aid. As Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina truck accident lawyers, we implore all truck drivers to stop immediately if they are involved in a crash.
According to the Commercial Driver’s Manual in Virginia, when there is a crash involving a commercial truck, the driver should do the following:
- Protect the area.
- Notify the police.
- Care for the injured.
Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious violation of law, and a commercial truck driver could lose his license for such actions.
Accidents involving commercial rigs are complicated, and there are often several companies and insurance policies involved. Anyone who has been injured in a truck accident should work with an experienced truck accident attorney in their state. An experienced attorney can help you to win a multi-million dollar settlement in some cases where death is involved.