St Louis, MO (December 11, 2022) – A traffic accident was reported in the St. Louis area that left four people injured. At around 5:30 p.m., on December 9, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Interstate 70.
According to authorities, the driver of a 2009 Nissan Altima began to slow down on the east side of Interstate 70 due to congestion in the area near Lucas and Hunt Road. The driver of a 2021 Dodge Charger failed to slow down and crashed into the rear of the Nissan. Both vehicles were totaled in the accident. All of the people inside the Dodge fled the scene of the accident.
Four people in the Nissan were injured. The victims were identified as a three-year-old female, 19-year-old Pauline Kai, 21-year-old Diontay Bell, and 21-year-old Tay’Lah Bell. All four victims were transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital for the treatment of injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Pauline Kai, Diontay Bell, Tay’Lah Bell, and the young child injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, countless people are hospitalized with severe injuries as a result of crashes. Unfortunately, rear-end accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in our state.
There are a few key reasons why rear-end accidents happen more often in congested areas. First, when traffic is heavier, there are more opportunities for someone to make a mistake and cause an accident.
Second, drivers in congested areas are often trying to hurry and may not be paying as much attention to their surroundings as they should be. Third, bumper-to-bumper traffic makes it difficult for drivers to stop suddenly if they need to, which can lead to rear-end collisions.
If you drive in congested areas frequently, it’s important to be extra careful and take your time. Pay attention to the cars around you and give yourself plenty of space to brake. Be patient, and don’t try to hurry through traffic; it’s not worth risking an accident.
If you have been hurt as a result of a rear-end collision, a car accident lawyer in St. Louis can help you get justice.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you need experienced and skilled personal injury lawyers on your side. The attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., have more than three decades of experience handling Missouri personal injury cases. They offer a free consultation to discuss your case, so call 816-888-8888 today and get the help you deserve.
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