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St Louis, MO – Alicia King Injured in Four-Vehicle Wreck on I-70 near I-270

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St Louis, MO (December 7, 2022) – Emergency crews responded to the scene of a traffic accident that took place in the St. Louis area that left one person injured. On December 5, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a traffic accident occurred on Interstate 70.

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According to law enforcement, at around 3:15 p.m., a 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck began to slow down while traveling on the westbound side of Interstate 70. The vehicle then slid into the rear of a 2004 Ford F150 pickup truck just west of Interstate 270.

A 2004 Ford F150 slowed down and slid into the rear of the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. A 2017 Nissan Maxima then slid into the back of the back 2004 Ford.

All four vehicles were significantly damaged as a result of the crash.

One driver involved in the accident, 53-year-old Alicia King of St. Louis, Missouri, suffered serious injuries. King was transported to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries.

The incident remains under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol at this time.

We hope Alicia King recovers quickly following this crash.

Car Accidents in Missouri

St Louis, MO - Alicia King Injured in Four-Vehicle Wreck on I-70 near I-270Car accidents take place every day in the state of Missouri that result in serious injuries. One type of accident that we see quite frequently is the rear-end accident. There are many reasons why rear-end accidents happen. One common cause is following too closely to the car in front of you. If the car in front of you suddenly stops, and you’re not paying attention, you could easily rear-end them.

Another common cause is distracted driving. If you’re not paying attention to the road and instead looking at your phone or messing with the radio, you could easily miss a sudden stop by the car in front of you.

Other causes can include weather conditions, such as slippery roads from rain or snow, or visibility problems from fog or glare. Finally, if someone cuts you off and you have to brake suddenly to avoid hitting them, that could also result in a rear-end accident.

If you’ve been involved in a rear-end accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, a St. Louis car accident lawyer can help you seek compensation to alleviate some of the costs you face. Following your crash, you may be able to recover compensation for medical costs, lost earnings, and more.

Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are fully dedicated to helping each person we work with get justice. We have helped clients recover more than $500 million in damages collectively for their legal claims, and we’re ready to fight for you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation, and let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888 to get started.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.