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St Louis, MO – Four-Vehicle Truck Crash on I-270 near MO-370 Ends in Injuries

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St Louis, MO (November 3, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in St. Louis that left one man injured. On November 2, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were dispatched to a crash on Interstate 270.

According to reports provided by MSHP, a 2014 Honda CRV and a 2018 Peterbilt 348 collided on the southbound side of Interstate 270 near Missouri State Route 370. The impact of the collision caused the Honda to strike a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia. The 2017 Freightliner then cross over the concrete divider and struck the toad unit of the 2018 Freightliner Cascadia. Both Freightliners and the Honda were severely damaged in the accident and had to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the 2018 Freightliner, 58-year-old Cary Solomon of St. Louis, Missouri, was injured in the accident. Solomon was transported to SSM Health Depaul Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating the crash.

We hope Cary Solomon recovers quickly following this accident.

Car Accidents in Missouri

St Louis, MO – Four-Vehicle Truck Crash on I-270 near MO-370 Ends in InjuriesIn Missouri, we see tens of thousands of innocent people hospitalized annually as a result of crashes in our state. Many people are hospitalized with trauma to the head, spinal cord fractures, and even severely broken bones. In Missouri, car accidents are often caused by driver error. Some of the leading causes of crashes that we see include:

Failing to yield: Drivers who fail to yield when they should can cause serious crashes, especially at intersections. When making a turn, all drivers must yield to oncoming traffic before proceeding. Drivers who fail to do so can cause serious collisions.

Fatigued driving: Drivers who are tired are more likely to make mistakes that could lead to a crash. If you’re feeling tired while driving, it’s important to take a break as soon as possible. Pull over at a rest stop or find somewhere safe to park and take a nap if needed.

Distracted driving: Drivers who take their eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, can miss important cues that could help them avoid a crash. Distractions can come in many forms, including cell phones, navigation systems, passengers, and more.

Speeding: When drivers exceed the posted speed limit or drive too fast for conditions, they put themselves and others at risk. Speeding makes it difficult to stop or maneuver in an emergency, and increases the severity of a crash if one does occur.

If you have been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a St Louis car accident lawyer can help you secure the compensation that you need to cover the damages you face.

Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have more than three decades of experience helping injured parties justice following their accident. Our team will fight to help you get the money you need for your costs of medical care, lost wages, and a variety of other damages. Schedule a consultation with our Missouri legal team today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.