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September 2016 Archives

Car accidents: 2 injured in single car crash that killed driver

After the death of a woman in an accident in High Ridge on Aug. 2, another crash recently claimed the life of a driver in the same vicinity. The latest was one of those single-car accidents in which the driver was killed, and the passengers were seriously injured. The Missouri State Highway officers who responded to the scene say the wreck occurred shortly before 9 p.m.

Multi-car crashes: 1 airlifted after 4 vehicles collide on I-70

The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to an Interstate 70 crash on a recent Monday morning. This was one of many multi\-car crashes that occur in or near road construction zones. In this instance, an earlier accident in a work zone caused traffic to come to a halt in the westbound lanes of the interstate.

Teen driver loses control in 1 of 6 fatal Labor Day car accidents

Whenever there is a holiday weekend, scores of people in Missouri take to the roads. With increased traffic comes increased risk for accidents. Sadly, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that six lives were lost in car accidents on state roads this Labor Day weekend. 

Many fatal car accidents caused by basic driver errors

Following too closely behind other vehicles can have devastating consequences. Drivers may not leave themselves enough space to react if the car ahead of them slows down unexpectedly. Many fatal car accidents in Missouri result from such basic errors.

Texting -- the cause of many fatal motor vehicle accidents

Recent statistics indicate that the number of fatalities in road accidents nationwide continues to increase. According to the American Automobile Association, distracted driving is a large contributor to the alarming rate of deaths. A spokesperson for the AAA said texting might be the most shocking distraction because drivers engage in it voluntarily, often leading to fatal motor vehicle accidents.