St. Louis, MO (November 3, 2022) – A traffic incident reported in the St. Louis area left one man injured. On November 1, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Interstate 70.
Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2018 Cadillac XTS was traveling on the eastbound side of Interstate 70 at around 4:45 p.m. At the same time, a 2009 Chrysler 300 was stopped in lane four behind multiple police vehicles.
For reasons unknown, the driver of the Chrysler attempted to change lanes from lane three into lane two at the same time as a 2023 International Harvester LT 625 sped up near Lucas and Hunt Road. As a result, the International struck the front left side of the Cadillac. The vehicle then collided with the Chrysler.
A man involved in the accident, 55-year-old Leon Delk, Jr., of St. Louis, Missouri, was injured in the crash. Delk was transported to SSM Health Depaul Hospital, where he underwent treatment for his injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
We hope Leon Delk, Jr. recovers quickly from his injuries.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injuries and deaths in our state. Regrettably, we see tens of thousands of people harmed as a result of traffic incidents annually. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers who are negligent. Leading causes of car accidents in our state include:
- Running red lights: According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), running red lights is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. Drivers who run red lights can strike other vehicles at intersections and cause severe injuries or even death.
- Failing to yield: Failing to yield the right-of-way is another common cause of car accidents. When two vehicles arrive at an intersection at the same time, the driver who arrives first has the right-of-way. However, if both drivers fail to yield, or if one driver misjudges the other’s speed, it can lead to a serious collision.
- Distracted driving: Distracted driving is any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the road. This can include actions like texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, changing the radio station, etc.
If you have been harmed in an accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury case against them. A St. Louis car accident lawyer can help you better understand your rights and help you navigate the legal system following your crash.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping injured parties get justice following their accidents. Our team will investigate your crash and gather evidence for you. We will build a strong personal injury case that proves that the defendant is at fault and demand compensation from them. We can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started. Contact our team today by calling 816-888-8888.
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