St Louis, MO (December 11, 2022) – A traffic accident took place on Sunday morning in the St. Louis area that sent at least one person to a nearby hospital for the treatment of injuries. At around 5:50 a.m., on December 11, the Missouri State Department of Transportation reported that a crash occurred on Interstate 270.
According to law enforcement, a collision blocked the southbound side of Interstate 270 near Missouri State Route 370. The incident blocked multiple lanes of travel, causing delays in the area.
At least one person suffered injuries in the crash and had to be transported to a local hospital.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are currently under investigation.
We hope the victims injured due to this crash recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
As anyone who has ever been in a car accident will tell you, they are often caused by a combination of factors. But there are some common causes of accidents that occur more frequently than others. Here are some of the most common causes of highway car accidents here in the state of Missouri:
Distracted Driving: With the proliferation of cell phones and other electronic devices, distracted driving has become a leading cause of car accidents. Whether it’s texting, talking on the phone, or eating, taking your attention off the road for even a few seconds can lead to disaster.
Speeding: Speeding is another major cause of highway accidents. When drivers are going too fast for road conditions, they have less time to react to hazards and are more likely to lose control of their vehicle.
Driver Fatigue: Driver fatigue is especially common among long-haul truckers but can affect anyone who drives for extended periods of time without taking a break. When drivers are tired, they may have trouble staying alert and focusing on the road, increasing their risk of an accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in a car crash in Missouri, the skilled lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help. With more than three decades of experience, our St. Louis car accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, and there is no risk or obligation when you call us at 816-888-8888. Let us put our experience to work for you today.
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