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Fatal Interstate 270 Crash in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Multi-Car Crash Results in Tragic Death of Young Woman

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St. Louis- On the front end of last Friday’s evening heavy traffic, a multiple vehicle crash occurred on I-270 between the Dorsett and I-70 exit. An 18 year-old House Springs woman was killed when her vehicle was reportedly struck by two different vehicles.

According to police,  cars on Interstate 270 were slowing down to get onto Interstate-70 when a pickup truck failed to slow down in time. The pickup truck then rear-ended a car then smashed into four other vehicles in … [Read More]

Numerous Missouri Holiday Weekend Crashes

Increased Holiday Traffic Results in Motor Vehicle Crashes

The Easter holiday weekend  was dangerous on the roadways.  According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, there were a high number of motor vehicle crashes beginning Thursday evening through Easter Sunday night and early morning.

Friday, April 14, 2017, after 6 p.m.

There were 10 motor vehicle crashes worked by the MSHP alone that occurred after 6 p.m. on Friday. Eight of those crashes involved serious injuries of one or more people. Two people were killed in a Marshall, Missouri crash around 6:30 p.m. at U.S. 65 and College.

According … [Read More]

Young Woman Killed and Three Injured When Driver Flees Police in Columbia, MO

Columbia, Missouri Crash Kills  19  Year Old Woman

Photo: Don Shrubshell- Columbia Daily Tribune

A 19 year-old Columbia woman  was killed and three people were injured Saturday night when a car crashed into another car.

According to reports, the 19 year-old woman was a passenger in the vehicle that was fleeing police when it struck another car, and then hit a utility pole. The crash occurred around 8 p.m. near Ash Street and Garth Avenue in Columbia.

The driver of the initial vehicle was a 23 year-old Columbia man. He … [Read More]

Help Prevent Teen Car Crashes During Prom-Graduation Season

Heightened Awareness of Risks for Teen Drivers During Spring Event Season

It’s that time again of the year for prom and upcoming graduation parties!   These are benchmarks of progression toward adulthood and responsibility.  Another important benchmark for many teens is getting their driver’s license and beginning a lifetime of driving. Driving a car can be one of the most dangerous activities in which we participate and we each often forget the level of responsibility it requires.

Likewise, parents often spend many hours worrying about their teen drivers due to their inexperience and the … [Read More]

MO Police Departments-“Youth Seat Belt Law Enforcement Campaign”

Too Many Teens Fail to Wear Seat Belts

According to Savemolives.com, 637 teens were killed or seriously injured in car crashes in 2016, in Missouri. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of those teens who died in Missouri crashes were NOT wearing a seat belt.

The “Youth Seat Belt Campaign” is an enforcement initiate where officers will be cracking down on young drivers who fail to follow the law and buckle up.  It began March 15 and continues through March 31, 2017.

Even though new drivers are taught to wear seat belts, only about 70% of them actually … [Read More]

How Big is the Drunk Driving Problem?

Drunk Driving Fatalities Continue to Rise

Drunk driving awareness and education has been actively happening on a national level for more than 20 years.  However, too many people still continue to make the choice to drive after they have consumed alcohol.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC),  in 2014, 9,967 peopled were killed in alcohol-related crashes which accounts for about one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S.  The only thing positive about this figure is that it means we can reduce traffic fatalities by 0ne-third if people would only avoid drunk driving!

Of … [Read More]

Do Plenty-O-Planning for Safe St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Super Important–Plan Your Ride Home

St. Patrick’s Day is always  a good time in St. Louis! Whether you are going to the parades, the run, the dinner or just going to your local Irish bar—make sure you plan a safe, sober way home.  Safety planning is not usually the most fun part of the holiday, but it may end up being the most important thing you do.

Celebrating With Friends- Irish or Not!!

Whether you are Irish or not,  we all celebrate St Patrick’s Day with friends in St. Louis !! Planning how you and your friends will get … [Read More]

Head-On Crash Involving Wrong Way Driver on Interstate 64-Chesterfield

Chesterfield: Two Seriously Injured in Wrong Way Crash

Police are still investigating a two-car crash involving a wrong way driver on eastbound Interstate 64 near Spirit of St. Louis Boulevard.

Authorities say the driver of a SUV was travelling the wrong way on I-64/40 and struck a passenger car head-on. The driver of the SUV was ejected.

The crash occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on Monday.  Both drivers were males in their 30’s and their injuries were classified as serious but non-life threatening.

Chesterfield Police: Alcohol May Have Been a Factor

Chesterfield Police posted photos of … [Read More]