St Charles, MO (October 26, 2022) – A traffic incident reported in St. Charles County on Sunday evening left three juveniles injured. On October 23, emergency personnel responded to the scene of a crash on US Highway 67.
According to local law enforcement, at around 4:15 p.m., a 2011 Chevrolet Allah in a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox collided on US Highway 67 at the intersection of Missouri State Route 94. Both vehicles were significantly damaged due to the accident and had to be removed from the scene.
Three juvenile females inside of the Chevrolet Impala, ages 5, 8, and 11, all suffered injuries. The three victims were transported to Alton Memorial Hospital by Christian Hospital EMS, where they were treated for the injuries they suffered.
At this time, investigations into the crash are underway.
We hope the three juveniles injured in this accident are able to recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, tens of thousands of innocent people are hurt due to auto collisions in the state of Missouri. Most often, crashes are a result of drivers who are negligent. Some of the leading causes of vehicle crashes that we see here in Missouri include:
Speeding: Exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for road conditions is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Speeding makes it harder to stop or swerve to avoid an accident and increases the severity of any collision that does occur.
Distracted driving: Distractions like cell phones, passengers, and even objects or people outside of the vehicle can take a driver’s attention away from the road. When drivers take their eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, they increase their risk of being involved in an accident.
Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs a driver’s judgment and reaction time. It is never safe to get behind the wheel while impaired and is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Missouri.
Weather conditions: Inclement weather can make driving conditions more difficult and treacherous. Slick roads due to rain or snow, reduced visibility due to fog or storms, and high winds can all lead to accidents.
Driver fatigue: When a driver is tired, they may have trouble keeping their eyes open, have slowed reaction times, and make poor decisions. Driving while fatigued is just as dangerous as driving drunk, and can lead to serious accidents.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to file legal action against the responsible driver. A St. Charles car accident lawyer can help you seek compensation for your damages.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience. Contact our law firm at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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