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January 2017 Archives

What are the most common causes of fatal motor vehicle accidents?

There are thousands of motor vehicle accidents annually in the state of Missouri, with a large portion of them resulting in fatalities. Nationally, some 37,000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year. Due to the sheer volume of cars on the roads, it is likely for a driver to be involved in a couple of accidents during their lifetime. Here are some of the most common causes of fatal motor vehicle accidents.

I-270 southbound accident claims 1 life, injures 2 others

A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles claimed one life and seriously injured two others in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The accident, which occurred in the southbound lane of I-270 nearest Clayton Road, closed all but one lane of the highway in both directions for nearly nine hours.

What is being done to curb high pedestrian deaths across Missouri

In Missouri, like in many other parts of the country, pedestrian deaths are on the rise. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, nearly 10 percent of auto-related deaths involved a pedestrian last year.

How to prevent Missouri distracted driver car accidents

Most car accidents can be avoided if the parties involved concentrated on the road in front of them and their surroundings. But, distracted driving is an all-too-common occurrence on the roads of Missouri these days. Here are some tips for preventing Missouri distracted driver car accidents.

Family alleges baby's brain trauma resulted from truck accident

The sister of the pregnant victim of a fatal trucking accident that occurred back in May 2016 filed an amended petition in her lawsuit against the decedent's male companion, semi truck driver and his employer. She is seeking more than $25,000 in damages.

Important pedestrian safety tips for drivers

Pedestrian accidents are some of the most common in Missouri, but can be avoided by all parties involved. Pedestrian safety is always a concern, and drivers can play a major role in reducing the number of pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents that occur on the roads of Missouri.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents rose in Missouri in 2016

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that there was an increase in fatalities resulting from car crashes in 2016 as compared to the previous year. A failure to wear seat belts continues to be one of the main contributing factors for these deaths.