Last Monday, two off-duty police officers in Kansas City were injured when a motorist in a pick-up truck ran a red light and crashed into the officers’ car.
Although both of the officers and the truck driver were taken to the hospital, their injuries were not life threatening, KSHB – Channel 41 reports.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, red-light-running is a big problem -especially in urban areas. Each year, red-light-running causes about 92,000 crashes resulting in about 950 deaths and 90,000 injuries.
As a group, red-light-runners tend to be younger, less likely to wear a seat belt, and they drive older, smaller cars. Red-light-runners are three times as likely to have multiple speeding convictions. There are also no discernible differences between men and women in terms of which gender is more likely to run a red light.
If you have been injured by a red-light-runner, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Our St. Louis law firm only handles motor vehicle accident claims. By focusing our practice on car accident and truck accident claims, we are in a better position to provide you with important information – especially information regarding the value of your claim and the strengths and limitations of your case.
Our attorney, Chris Hoffmann, has over 10 years of experience handling accident claims. Over the course of a decade, Mr. Hoffmann has compiled an excellent track record of success in settlements and at trial, recovering millions of dollars for thousands of clients.
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