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Types of Truck Accidents That Can Leave You Hurt

Posted on November 27th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

The number of trucks on the road is increasing and so is the number of accidents. In 2017 there were 4,657 fatal accidents involving large trucks. That’s a 10 percent increase from the previous year. The number of trucks involved in injury crashes also saw a substantial jump, increasing from…

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Blind Spot Truck Accidents

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

A truck’s blind spots, referred to as no zones, are areas around a truck where truck drivers have limited or no visibility. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), one third of crashes between trucks and cars occur in a blind spot. All motor vehicles have blind spots,…

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Causes of Truck Accidents

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Posted on September 27th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Nine Common Causes of Truck Accidents   A crash involving three semi-trucks on I-70 killed one person, according to a news report. The accident occurred in the early morning hours after one of the tractor-trailers rear-ended another. The rear-ended truck then traveled into the opposite lane of traffic and overturned….

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Investigating a Truck Accident Requires Resources

Posted on June 20th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

According to 2017 data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 4,889 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents in one year in the United States, and many more were involved in serious injury crashes. Due to their large size in comparison to other vehicles on the road,…

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Drunk Truck Drivers are Extremely Dangerous

Drunk Truck Drivers are Extremely Dangerous

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Every driver should clearly know the law: It is strictly illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. These laws are in place due to the extremely high risk that a drunk driver will cause a crash and devastating injuries to innocent motorists. Despite the laws…

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ight Fatalities Across Missouri Over New Year's Holiday

Weekend Weather Brings Fatalities and Serious Injuries in Missouri

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Predicted Snow Impacts Various Parts of Missouri Roadways According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were five car crash fatalities over the weekend. Local law enforcement also worked fatal crashes in addition to the MSHP.  The northern portion of the state received quite a bit more snow than did the…

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Summer Driving- 400 Road Death Estimated During This Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by Zane Cagle

An Alarming Estimated 400 Road Deaths Estimated for Memorial Day Weekend The National Safety Council announced in a press release that 400 roadway deaths are estimated during this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend for the second year. In addition, they estimate that 45,800 people may be seriously injured on roadways during…

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Fatal Missouri Crashes Over Christmas Holiday

Posted on December 29th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a total of 491 crashes in Missouri over the weekend and included 125 injuries and five fatalities. MSHP also made 91 arrests for DWI’s over the holiday weekend and 49 drug arrest. Three of the fatalities occurred on December 23.  Additionally, a Springfield pedestrian…

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Illinois I-55 Semi-Crashes Blamed on “Bad Driving” Rather than Construction

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Serious Semi-Truck Crashes Occur on Same Stretch of Interstate 55 Illinois State Police say that bad driving behaviors are responsible for the latest serious crashes on I-55, not road construction. Twice in the last month, there have been two extremely serious semi-truck crashes on the same stretch of Interstate 55…

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Safe Turkey Day Travels

Posted on November 21st, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Safety While we cannot offer any suggestions on surviving your family squabbles over politics at the dinner table, we can offer some driving safety tips for the Thanksgiving holiday travel. The National Safety Council publishes a Holiday Period Traffic Fatality Estimate which seems a bit grim during a holiday celebrating…

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Clark Bridge- Nearly 100 Accidents in a Year in Alton, Illinois

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Ninety-Four Accidents, Two Fatal According to reports, in the last year, there have been nearly 100 motor vehicle accidents near the Clark Bridge in Alton, Illinois. Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) defines the entrance and exit of the Clark Bridge as far west as Henry Street and as far east as…

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Louisiana Motorist Dies in Head-on Interstate 55 Collision with Tractor-Trailer

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Driver Traveling the Wrong-Way on Interstate 55 A Louisiana man was traveling the wrong-way on Interstate 55 Tuesday night when he struck an oncoming tractor-trailer in southeast Missouri according to officials. The 35 year-old man died at the scene in Cape Girardeau County.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol indicated the Louisiana man…

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

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

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…

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

Posted on July 14th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

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…

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Three Fatal Crashes in Macon County, Illinois Over Weekend

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Three Unrelated Crashes Result in Three Fatalities in Macon County, IL Within 12 hours, three fatalities occurred on Macon County, Illinois roadways. All three motor vehicle crashes occurred between Sunday night and Monday morning. Police have indicated that alcohol is suspected as a factor in one of the incidents. Death…

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Five Car Fatalities on Illinois 158 Since October 2016

Posted on January 17th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Five Car Crash Fatalities in Less Than Three Months According to Calvin Dye Jr, Illinois State Patrol, accidents on two lane highways can increase when the road passes through rural parts of the state rather than urban areas.  When the roadway becomes rural and there are cornfields on either side, people tend to speed, pay…

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