St Louis, MO (December 11, 2022) – Emergency crews in the St. Louis area were called to the scene of a traffic accident that took place on Sunday afternoon that resulted in injuries. Just before 4 p.m., on December 11, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Interstate 70.
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Department of Transportation, a traffic collision blocked the westbound side of Interstate 70. The incident caused delays in the area just past Missouri State Route 141.
EMS responded to the scene of the accident to provide treatment to the injured victims and transported them to local hospitals.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with those who have been harmed as a result of this auto accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every day, car crashes take place in the state of Missouri that result in serious injuries. Many of these crashes occur on busy highways across our state. There are many common causes of car accidents on highways. One of the most common is speeding. Speeding is a major factor in about one-third of all highway accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Other common causes of highway accidents include:
- Distracted driving – using a cell phone or other electronic device while driving, eating, drinking, or talking to passengers
- Fatigued driving – being tired or drowsy behind the wheel
- Improper passing – passing another vehicle in an unsafe manner
- Weaving in and out of lanes – changing lanes frequently or without signaling
- Tailgating – following another vehicle too closely
- Aggressive driving – speeding, tailgating, and weaving in and out of lanes
If you have been injured in an accident and are looking for experienced personal injury lawyers in Missouri, look no further than Peterson & Associates, P.C. Our St. Louis car accident lawyers have more than three decades of combined experience fighting for the rights of injury victims, and we offer a free consultation to help you understand your legal options. Call us today at 816-888-8888 to schedule your free consultation.
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