St Louis, MO (July 28, 2022) – One man was left with moderate injuries following a crash that occurred in St. Louis on Wednesday morning. Just after 11 a.m., on July 27, emergency crews were notified that a collision had occurred on Interstate 70.
Investigations show that a 2008 Ford Taurus was stationary on the westbound side of Interstate 70, just east of US Highway 67. The driver of the vehicle was providing traffic support for a work crew at the scene.
The driver of a 2014 International SA525 was inattentive while passing through the area. As a result, the front of the tractor-trailer crashed into the rear of the Ford. Both vehicles sustained significant damage due to the crash.
The driver of the Ford, 37-year-old Deondre Smith, was injured in the accident. Smith was transported by Community Fire and Protection District to SSM Health Depaul Hospital for emergency medical treatment.
The crash is under investigation at this time by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with Deondre Smith at this time.
Auto Accidents in Missouri
Crashes in Missouri leave tens of thousands of people injured each year. There are multiple types of motor vehicle racks that we see take place in our state every year. These include:
Rear-end crashes: These accidents are often a result of drivers who are distracted while behind the wheel. If a driver is not paying attention to the road ahead, they are likely to miss seeing that the vehicles in front of them have stopped or slowed down. Unfortunately, this type of accident often triggers a chain reaction crash that can quickly result in a mass casualty incident.
Side-impact crashes: T-bone accidents usually occur at intersections. These classes take place when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the second vehicle. These crashes are often a result of drivers who run red lights in those who failed to yield the right of way.
Head-on crashes: These accidents are often caused by drivers who are traveling the wrong way on the roadway. They also take place at intersections quite often. Head-on collisions can lead to serious injuries and damage.
No matter what type of accident you have been involved in, if you suffered injuries and damages, you may have legal options to help you move forward. You must reach out to a car accident lawyer in St Louis right away.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will negotiate in order to help you achieve the maximum amount of compensation available to cover your expenses and other damages that you face from your crash. Our lawyers will fight to help you get justice after being severely harmed by another person’s negligence.
If you have suffered injuries due to a crash, taking quick legal action is crucial. You can contact our Missouri personal injury law firm by calling 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience.
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