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Maryland Heights Woman Killed In Head-On Crash with Semi-Truck

Semi-Truck Crosses the I-44 Median Striking St. Louis Woman

In a truck crash on Sunday afternoon, a Maryland Heights woman was tragically killed when a westbound semi-truck crossed the median and struck her van head one on Interstate 44 in the eastbound lane.

According to Missouri Highway Patrol, the semi-truck driver lost control, struck a second semi-truck, then traveled back off the left side of the road again before traveling onto the eastbound lane of I-44  colliding with the passenger van.

Differences in Weights of Vehicles

When a semi-truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the damage and injuries are almost always serious or … [Read More]

Insurance Study Shows Misconception About Distracted Driving

New Insurance Study Shows People Think Distracted Driving is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

The results of recently published study are both surprising and illogical.  Not surprising, the majority of people surveyed agreed that texting and driving is dangerous, causes crashes, and may be more dangerous than drunk driving.

Surprisingly, an astounding number of people still made the claim that they are “good” at texting and driving   How do we make sense of this?  As a car crash attorney, my question is What, What???!!!

According to the online survey study done by the insurance industry, about one-third … [Read More]

Sixteen Crashes at One Highway Intersection in Missouri

Intersection of Route U Highway and MO 13

It’s an intersection outside of Bolivar, MO with 16 crashes since the first of the year.  If you’ve driven MO Highway 13, then you are very acquainted this dangerous intersection.

I was just through there about four times last week alone.  Once upon a time, I lived in that area. Granted, when I lived there. it was a two-lane highway, and it didn’t have nearly the traffic since becoming a four-lane and straight drive to Warrensburg, MO.

It was a dangerous intersection in the 1980’s and it continues to … [Read More]

Safe Driving Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Thousands Hit the Road for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend usually signals the last official weekend of summer. Many people will be taking to the roadways to enjoy soaking up sun and water fun.  With increased numbers of people on the roadway, road construction and the increase in alcohol consumption, highway travel can be a dangerous place for motor vehicle crashes. Last year, there were 15 road fatalities over the holiday weekend which was higher than in 2015 with 10 fatalities.

Do Not Drive if You’ve Been Drinking

The mere thought of getting a DUI is … [Read More]

Fatality in Wrong-Way Crash at Lucas And Hunt, St. Louis, Missouri

One Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash in North County

A 52 year-old St. Louis woman died at the scene of a traffic collision after a vehicle traveling the opposite direction struck her and another driver in a head-on collision.

The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on Lucas and Hunt just north of Interstate 70.  The victim was driving a Nissan Sentra northbound on Lucas and Hunt. At the same time, a 71 year-old man was also driving northbound.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said a 35 year-old man was traveling in a … [Read More]

Wrong-Way Driver in Double-Fatal Crash in Belleville, IL

Head-On Crash, Belleville, Illinois

A 911 call to the Belleville police came in at 12:44 a.m. on Saturday morning regarding  a pick-up going the wrong way on Illinois 15.

Just minutes later, police got another call about a head-on crash.

A 54 year-old New Athens man was driving the wrong way on Illinois 15  when he crashed head-on into a Kia Forte sedan of two Belleville gentleman, ages 36 and 37, fatally injuring both.  While, the driver has been arrested four times on DUI charges since 2000, the most recent being in October 2016; it is unknown … [Read More]

Fatalities and Injuries Over Holiday Weekend in Missouri

Summer Holiday Weekend Results in over 132 Crashes

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were a 132 motor vehicle crashes between 6 p.m. on June 30 and 12 a.m. on July 4, 2017.  These numbers do not include any crashes, injuries or fatalities worked by any municipality or county law enforcement.

During the same time period in 2016, there were five fatalities. This last weekend however, there were 14 reported fatalities according to the patrol.  There were 494 traffic crashes and 186 injuries.

There were 172 driving while under the influence citations and 118 … [Read More]

Make the Fourth of July Weekend the Safest and Not the ‘Most Dangerous’

Keep the Holiday Fun by Practicing Some Safety

Who doesn’t love the Fourth of July?  Safety reminders and a few minutes of planning can be the difference between injuries and a safe weekend. Due to alcohol, heavy traffic and fireworks, the holiday can be the most dangerous weekend of the summer.   Anytime alcohol is combined with driving, boating or fireworks, the results can be bad.

We know the combination of drinking and driving is deadly.  Obviously, a drunk person should not be doing the grilling or supervising the kids and fireworks, so use some common … [Read More]