Posted On: November 12, 2007 by Ryan Bradley

Franklin County, Missouri Car Accident Kills Two

Two Franklin County Missouri men were killed Monday in a car accident. The Missouri Highway Patrol released the names of the victims as being Anthony Gianino of Ellisville, Missouri and Nathan Hofstetter of Labadie, Missouri.

According to the police, Mr. Gianino was operating his 1993 Mitsubishi 3000 GT on Route T around midnight when his vehicle went off the roadway, turned over and caught fire. Police have not determined whether either of the two men were restrained by a seat belt.

It is unknown whether any phantom vehicles contributed to cause this crash. Missouri personal injury lawyers commonly refer to vehicles that cause wrecks and disappear forever as "phantom vehicles." In lawsuits where phantom vehicles cause car wrecks, personal injury lawyers will add the insured's own insurance company as a defendant in the personal injury lawsuit to recover uninsured motorist policy benefits.

Missouri public policy requires all drivers carry uninsured motorist coverage with limits of at least $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. The public policy behind this statute is to ensure all motorists have this amount of coverage in the event they are in a car crash with phantom vehicles or cars that are uninsured.

If you have any questions about insurance coverage or lawsuits against insurance companies in Missouri or Illinois, please call us toll free at (888)STL-INJURY or locally at (314)518-8321 to discuss your case for free.