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Infant Killed When Driver in St. Louis Car Crash Has Medical Issue

Posted by Alvin Wolff | May 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

The St. Louis car accident lawyers of Alvin Wolff recently learned of the accidental death of an infant in a car-versus-pedestrian accident:

An 8-month-old little girl died on Tuesday, April 16, from injuries she received when an out-of-control driver crashed into a St. Louis suburban bus stop where a mother and her baby were waiting.

Erica Hughes, 39, was waiting for the bus at a stop on National Bridge Avenue, between the intersections of Melba Place and Nelson Drive around 11 a.m. She had her 8-month-old daughter, Alyja H. Hughes, in a stroller waiting with her.

Suddenly, a car veered across the lanes of traffic toward the Northwoods bus stop where the two were waiting and crashed into them. 

Alyja died from her injuries. Her mother sustained critical injuries and was rushed to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition three days later.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a medical emergency may have caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle. The driver has been identified as 41-year-old Larry T. Jones, a resident of St. Louis.

A preliminary investigation, including a conversation with Jones' niece, suggests that he is a diabetic and was on his way to a dialysis treatment when he apparently had a seizure while behind the wheel.

Jones was also taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital with critical injuries, but he appeared to be in good condition by Friday.

Local police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Missouri car accident. At this point, no charges have been pressed.

Our attorneys express their condolences to the family of Alyja in their time of grief.

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Alvin Wolff

Alvin has been in practice for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has handled over 7000 cases and claims and has tried over 100 cases to a jury verdict. Alvin handles all sorts of injury claims, from car crashes, medical malpractice, slip & trip & falls, to dog bites, incorrect prescri...


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