St Louis, MO (December 6, 2022) – A traffic accident took place on Sunday in the St. Louis area that claimed one person’s life. Around 2:30 a.m., on December 4, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene of an accident on Interstate 70.
According to reports, a collision involving a 1996 Chevrolet Caprice took place on the westbound side of Interstate 70 near Madison Street. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to strike a concrete sewer pipe in a construction zone. The vehicle rolled over as well.
One person involved in the accident suffered fatal injuries. The victim, identified as a male, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigations are underway by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Reconstruction unit.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this fatal accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Crashes in Missouri are the cause of hundreds of deaths each year. Unfortunately, there are many instances where innocent people die due to negligence. Negligent drivers sharing the road continue to be an increased risk for everyone else. Unfortunately, there are several forms of negligence that can lead to vehicle collisions. Some of these include:
Distracted driving: This has become one of the leading causes of car accidents in recent years. With the rise of smartphones, more and more drivers are choosing to text, email, or even surf the web while behind the wheel. This is incredibly dangerous and puts everyone on the road at risk.
Driving under the influence: Drunk driving is still a major problem in this country. Every day, people get behind the wheel after drinking too much alcohol. This impairment leads to poor decision-making and slowed reflexes, both of which can be deadly on the roadways.
Speeding: Going too fast for weather and road conditions is one of the leading causes of accidents, injuries, and fatalities. People often overestimate their abilities behind the wheel and end up driving too fast for conditions such as weather or traffic. This can easily lead to losing control of the vehicle and crashing.
Fatigued driving: Drowsy driving is extremely dangerous but unfortunately far too common. Drivers who are tired may have trouble keeping their eyes open, paying attention to the road, or making good decisions.
These and other acts of negligence continue to cause harm to innocent people every day in our state.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal car crash, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. Our St. Louis wrongful death lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have over 30 years of experience fighting for victims and their families, and they offer free case evaluations. Call 816-888-8888 today to speak with a lawyer about your case.
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