St. Louis, MO (November 17, 2021) – One woman was transported to a local hospital following a truck crash in the St. Louis area on Tuesday afternoon. Just after 12 p.m., on November 16, authorities were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Interstate 70.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol indicate that a collision between a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia and a 2021 Freightliner Cascadia occurred on the westbound side of Interstate 70. The incident blocked the roadway just east of US Highway 67 for an extended period as crews worked to remove both of the involved vehicles from the roadway. The two semi-trucks were left with moderate to extensive damage, resulting in the need to be towed from the scene.
A passenger in the 2021 Freightliner, 44-year-old Rebecca Brake of Arco, Indiana, sustained injuries in the accident. She was transported to SSM Health Depaul Hospital by EMS.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Rebecca Brake at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Accidents involving semi-trucks across the United States claim the lives of more than 4,500 people each year. We see a significant number of people left with injuries following crashes that negatively impact their lives both immediately and long-term. Semi-trucks can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, which means they are likely to wreak havoc during crashes. Suffering spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even back injuries can result in the need for long-term care. Many people who suffer severe injuries are forced out of work indefinitely.
When victims are injured in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they often have legal options available to help them recover. Seeking the guidance of a qualified truck accident lawyer in St. Louis can make a world of difference when it comes to your ability to get justice. A skilled legal team can fight on your behalf to protect your legal rights as you focus on recovering from your injuries.
St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help injured victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being injured in crashes caused by drivers who are distracted, impaired, or engaging in reckless actions. Our law firm understands the mental and emotional impacts that injured parties face after following their truck accidents. Our team will fight on your behalf to ensure you are able to maximize your recoveries. We will fight aggressively to help you get compensation for various damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Lost earnings and benefits
- Long-term care costs
- Medical expenses
- Vehicle repairs
- And more
Our team is fully committed to helping accident victims hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. If you have been hurt in a tractor-trailer accident and would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you
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