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Car Accidents Archives

Ice to blame for critically injuring teen and killing parents

With the winter weather advisory that has overcome a large portion of the Midwest during the last few weeks of late fall 2016; a whole host of car crashes have resulted from negligent drivers driving recklessly despite the hazardous roadways. To that end, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at least 300 car accidents were attributed the Columbia, Missouri, area's icy roadways alone.

Pickup truck driver's alleged negligence sends 2 to hospital

Crashes on Missouri roads are not at all uncommon. Car accidents are daily occurrences, and they can change the lives of injured victims in an instant. Unfortunately, in many cases, one driver's negligence may cause a collision that causes life-altering injuries to others. Victims are entitled to seek recovery of damages.

Car accidents: Teenager allegedly causes fatal rear end crash

Whenever a driver has to slow down or stop behind another car that is in the process of making a left turn, he or she may be concerned about the alertness of approaching drivers. Too many Missouri lives are lost in car accidents that are caused by drivers who fail to pay attention to what is going on ahead. One such a crash occurred in Laclede County on a recent Monday afternoon.

Car accidents: Passenger dies when car crashes into ditch

Occupants of vehicles that crash while traveling at high rates of speed are more likely to suffer severe injuries than those who travel at the posted speed limits. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to recognize their responsibility for the safety of the passengers in their vehicles. Too many fatal car accidents are reported in Missouri in which passengers lose their lives while apparent negligent drivers survive.

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.

Car crashes: 72-year-old driver dies when hit while turning left

Many vehicle accidents in Missouri are caused by drivers who are distracted or follow too closely behind other vehicles. Drivers who are caught unaware when cars ahead slow down can cause devastating car crashes. A Kansas City road was recently closed for several hours after an accident that led to the death of a motorist.