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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

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.

3 fatal accidents in 2016 on 1 stretch of Missouri highway

One stretch of Missouri highway has endured three fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2016. Since August, four people have died in three accidents on Highway 124, according to Missouri Highway Patrol crash reports.

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.

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.

ATVs can be fun but negligence can cause serious injuries

It is summertime, school is out, and children must be kept busy. This is the time for enjoying the outdoors, and boating, swimming, fishing and camping are activities that are prevalent. In addition, some people enjoy riding all-terrain vehicles, especially in the rural areas of Missouri. Unfortunately, negligence in the operation of ATVs has led to many serious injuries and even fatalities in the past.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead, 2 injured in fatal crash

The Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is investigating an accident in which a 26-year-old woman lost her life. This was one of the many fatal motor vehicle accidents that have claimed lives on Missouri Highways. This crash reportedly occurred on Highway 141 at the intersection with Burgundy on a recent Saturday afternoon.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents: Wrong-way crash kills 1, injures 1

Missouri drivers may have experienced delays on northbound Interstate 29 on a recent Thursday morning. The road closure followed a crash that occurred earlier. As is common when fatal motor vehicle accidents occur, traffic was delayed while the scene of the accident was being investigated. Northbound lanes reopened later.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents: 2 teens dead, 1 seriously injured

A roadway in Lee's Summit remained closed on a recent Tuesday while reconstruction investigators tried to determine the circumstances of a crash on the previous afternoon that claimed the lives of two Missouri teens and sent the driver to a hospital. Investigators were working among the crash debris that remained on the site. Skid marks were still visible on the roadway. As with most fatal motor vehicle accidents, police officers are awaiting pending medical reports and other documentation before charges may be filed -- if any.