A woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle on a bridge in Missouri.
Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident
Multiple sources are reporting that a woman who got out of her vehicle on a bridge in St. Louis, Missouri was killed after she was hit by pickup truck.
According to local police, the accident happened on Thursday along the Daniel Boone Bridge that carries traffic on Interstate 64 over the Missouri River, and connects St. Louis County with St. Charles County. The victim in the pedestrian accident has since been identified as Stephanie Phung of O’Fallon, Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has stated that the accident happened when Phung’s vehicle hit a tire that was in the roadway and began to drag it. She stopped her vehicle about halfway across the bridge to get out of her car to examine the vehicle.
A pickup truck then struck both the woman and her vehicle from behind.
Important Information about motor Vehicle Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:
- In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
- During the same year, there were 219 fewer fatalities in motor vehicle accidents than there were the previous year.
- In 2014, there was an increase of 25,000 people who were injured in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2013.