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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Children might have difficulty dealing with unexpected deaths

When a child loses a loved one, it can be difficult to help the child understand what happened. Some children don't have the level of comprehension necessary to make discussing death with them easy. Unfortunately, there isn't much that you can do to remedy the pain that the child is likely to feel. Consider these tips if you are left explaining the loss of a loved one to a little one.

Funeral expenses following fatal motor vehicle accidents

Fatal motor vehicle accidents occur all too often on the roads of Missouri. The victims killed in the crash are not the only victims. Those killed in fatal accidents leave behind children, parents, siblings, friends and other family members whose lives are not turned upside down. There are various funeral expenses following fatal motor vehicle accidents.

How do I avoid fatal motor vehicle accidents in Missouri?

Avoiding fatal motor vehicle accidents in Missouri is possible, but there is only so much you can do when driving. There are plenty of safety tips you can follow, but you also need to know that not all fatal accidents are caused by the victim. That is where the problem lies.

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.

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.

Use these tips to avoid a car crash this winter

There are a variety of ways you can stay out of car accidents, but the truth is that dangerous drivers are out there and they do cause accidents that could involve you. Despite this, taking a few steps to protect yourself can make you less likely to be involved in a crash, and even if you are, the safety steps you take now could help reduce the risk of injuries.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents: 1 teen dead, 3 injured on Mo. 168

On a recent Saturday evening at about 9:30 p.m., the sheriff's department of Shelby, fire departments, ambulance services and medical rescue helicopters responded to the scene of a tragic accident on Mo. 168. A 15-year-old boy lost his life in the crash. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says this was one of many fatal motor vehicle accidents that have claimed the lives of 22 people in the Troop B area so far this year.