A 16-year-old boy lost his life recently when a pickup truck crashed into the back of the horse-drawn buggy the boy was driving along a county road outside Kingston, Missouri, according to a recent article in the Northwestern.
Investigators say that the buggy was heading west on the right shoulder of the road when the pickup truck, driven by a 41-year-old Kingston resident, came up from behind the buggy at a high rate of speed. The full-size pickup slammed into the back of the buggy near Winding Lane Road, which is south of Kingston. The accident occurred near 6 p.m. in clear weather, while visibility was still good.
The teenager was thrown from the buggy when the MO traffic accident occurred. Rescue workers rushed to the scene in response to an emergency phone call, but they were unable to save the life of the boy. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured in the accident.
Roads are not merely built for the convenience of motor vehicles. Pedestrians, bicyclists, horse-drawn buggies, and other modes of transportation all have the legal right to share the road, and drivers of motor vehicles have a legal responsibility to watch out for non-vehicle traffic and drive carefully to avoid collisions.
If you have lost someone you love in a Missouri traffic accident, the well-versed wrongful death attorneys in Franklin County at Page Law can help you during this difficult time. Call us today at (314) 322-8515 for a free, confidential case evaluation.