St Louis, MO (December 5, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in St. Louis on Sunday evening that sent one man to a local hospital with injuries. According to law enforcement, at around 5:20 p.m., on December 4, a call was reported on the southbound side of Interstate 170.
Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2018 Subaru Forester slowed down due to a stalled vehicle on the road ahead. For reasons unknown, the front of a 2005 Toyota Corolla crashed into the rear of the Subaru just north of Airport Road. A 2007 Chevrolet Impala was then struck by debris. The impact of the crash sent the Toyota off the left side of the roadway, where it struck a guardrail.
One person involved in the accident, 30-year-old Jumar Anderson of St. Louis, Missouri, was injured. Anderson was transported by Berkeley fire department EMS to SSM Health Depaul Hospital, where he underwent further medical care.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating the crash.
We hope Jumar Anderson is able to recover quickly following this crash.
Car Accidents in Missouri
In Missouri, the single most common cause of rear-end accidents is tailgating. Drivers who are falling behind other vehicles to close may not be able to stop in time to avoid a collision if the vehicle in front of them has to stop abruptly.
Distracted driving is another major cause of rear-end accidents in Missouri. Drivers who take their eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, are at risk of rear-ending the vehicle in front of them. Cell phones are often to blame for distracted driving accidents, but there are many other activities that can take a driver’s attention away from the road, such as eating or talking with passengers.
Many rear-end accidents here in Missouri are caused by speeding drivers. Drivers who are speeding have less time to react to sudden changes in traffic conditions. As a result, there may not be able to stop in time to avoid a collision while approaching congestion or at intersections.
Finally, inclement weather can lead to a rear-end accident taken place. Slick and icy road surfaces make it more difficult for drivers to stop quickly. Decreased visibility can also result in the vehicle striking the one in front of it due to the driver being unable to see.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, we encourage you to reach out to our St. Louis car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. We offer free consultations so that we can assess your case and give you the best legal options moving forward. To date, we have helped our clients recover more than $500 million in damages from their lawsuits. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call us at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you protect your legal rights.
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