St Louis, MO (November 10, 2022) – A traffic incident reported in St Louis left one person injured. On November 7, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that they were needed to provide assistance at the scene of a wreck on Interstate 270.
Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that just after 3:30 p.m., a 2018 Ford Ecosport was traveling on the southbound side of Interstate 270. As the vehicle stopped for traffic ahead near Interstate 55, it was struck in the rear by a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado.
The driver of the Ford, 28-year-old Hannah Willis of St. Louis, Missouri, suffered injuries in the accident. She was transported to Total Access Urgent Care, where she was treated.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope Hannah Willis recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every year, accidents take place in the state of Missouri that have devastating consequences for those involved. We see many people involved in rear-end collisions and left with significant injuries. Unfortunately, these accidents take place far too often in our state.
The most common cause of rear-end collisions is following too closely, or tailgating. When the if you are traveling behind a vehicle that stopped suddenly, tailgating can drastically limit the time you have to stop in order to avoid a collision. The solution is to allow more space between your car and the car in front of you.
Other causes of rear-end collisions include:
- Distracted driving: If you are not paying attention to the road, you may not notice when the car in front of you slows down or stops.
- Speeding: If you are going too fast, it will be difficult to stop in time if the car in front of you slows down or stops.
- Mechanical issues: Mechanical issues with either the car in front or the car behind can also lead to rear-end collisions. If a car’s brakes fail, for example, it could easily collide with the car ahead of it.
- Bad weather: Bad weather conditions can make it more difficult to see and stop in time, which can lead to rear-end collisions.
- Driving under the influence: Drugs and alcohol can impair your ability to drive, and make it more difficult to react quickly if the car in front of you makes a sudden move.
If you have been hurt as a result of an accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. In order to prevail, you will need to identify the cause of the accident and who was at fault. Working with a St. Louis car accident lawyer can help to ensure you have the strongest case possible.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our team is committed to helping injured parties seek the maximum amount of financial compensation possible. Our team can help you recover the compensation that you need to cover the costs you face as a result of your crash, including lost wages and medical expenses. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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