St Louis, MO (December 4, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in the St. Louis area on Saturday afternoon that sent two people to area hospitals with serious injuries. At around 1:45 p.m., on December 3, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 70.
According to authorities, an unknown vehicle crashed into a 2009 Chevrolet Impala on the westbound side of Interstate 70 near mile marker 241. The impact of the collision caused the Chevrolet to strike the median wall. The Chevrolet then reentered the roadway and collided with a 2023 Kenworth T680. The third vehicle fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
The Kenworth and the Chevrolet were both significantly damaged in the accident and had to be towed from the scene.
Two people in the Chevrolet, 25-year-old DeSean Ingram and 25-year-old Joshua Downing, both of St. Louis, Missouri, were injured. The two victims were transported to Depaul Hospital, where they underwent emergency medical care.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope DeSean Ingram and Joshua Downing recover quickly following this accident.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck accidents often result in severe consequences for those involved. Unfortunately, we see many people hurt as a result of accidents caused by negligence. When innocent victims suffer debilitating injuries as a result of truck accidents, they are often able to take legal action against the liable party. When it comes to truck accidents, there are several parties that can be held liable for any resulting injuries or damages.
Some parties who can be held liable for truck accidents include:
- Truck Drivers: The driver of the truck can assume liability in an accident if they engaged in some type of negligent action while behind the wheel. This can include speeding, driving while impaired, or engaging in another reckless action
- Truck Owners: The owner of the truck can be held liable if they did not ensure the driver of the truck was responsible or qualified. They can also be held liable if they failed to adequately maintain the vehicle.
- Trucking Companies: If a trucking company did not properly vet a driver before hiring them, they can be held liable if an accident occurs.
- Parts Manufacturers: If a truck accident is a result of a defective part, the manufacturer can be held liable for any accident that takes place.
- Cargo Companies: If a cargo company engages in negligent loading practices, it can lead to a devastating accident. They can be held liable for these actions.
If you have been hurt as a result of a truck accident, it is important that you reach out to a St. Louis truck accident lawyer right away. It is important to determine who is liable, and an attorney will help you do so.
Our skilled and seasoned personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are available to help you recover the compensation you deserve after an accident so you have the money that you need for medical expenses and more. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 816-888-8888 or visit our website to learn more about how we can help you.
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