St Louis, MO (June 15, 2022) – An automobile accident reported in the St. Louis area ended in injuries. At around 4:20 a.m., on June 12, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash that occurred on Interstate 70.
Reports provided by local law enforcement indicate that a collision between vehicles blocked the two left lanes of westbound Interstate 70 during the morning hours. The incident caused delays in the area near Missouri State Route 79.
Emergency crews closed off the roadway as they worked to clear the scene. At least one person involved in the accident was transported to a local hospital, where they underwent medical treatment for injuries.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every year, more than 65,000 people are injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents in our state. In most cases, these crashes are caused by drivers who engage in reckless, negligent, and malicious actions while operating their vehicles.
Some of the leading causes of crashes that we see in our state include:
- drivers who operate their vehicle while under the influence of drugs
- drivers who operate their vehicle while impaired by alcohol
- drivers who run red lights and pass stop signs at intersections
- drivers who fail to yield the right of way to other motorists
- drivers who merge or change lanes without looking
- drivers who are distracted by their cell phones, food, radios, or other objects
When people engage in negligent actions while operating their vehicles, they place the lives of others sharing the road at risk. Unfortunately, the majority of accidents are entirely preventable. However, we continue to see innocent people suffer due to drivers who choose to engage in reckless in negligent actions.
If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. It is important that you reach out to a car accident lawyer in St. Louis as soon as possible. A knowledgeable legal team will be able to help you secure financial compensation that you can use to cover the costs you face moving forward.
Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims. Our lawyers are deeply committed to helping each of our clients secure the maximum amount of compensation available to cover medical expenses, vehicle repairs, lost wages, and more.
Our team can help you build the strongest personal injury claim possible to ensure you are able to get justice. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started in on your case. Our lawyers can meet with you at your earliest convenience for a free consultation to get started.
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