One Imperial Woman Killed, Two More Injured in Semi-Truck Crash in Madison County
Posted on December 17th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
A 54-year old Imperial woman died after a semi-truck crashed into the car in which she was a passenger according to KSDK. Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the woman was a passenger in a car that was driving slowly on northbound Highway 67 near Cherokee Pass in Madison County when a northbound tractor trailer tried to pass and crashed into the back of the car.
Two other people in the car were injured, a 48-year old woman also of Imperial and a 67-year old woman from Ellington, Missouri. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured according to officials. While no citations have been issued yet, the investigation is still ongoing.
Drivers and passengers in automobiles are usually seriously injured if not killed when their cars collide with semi-trucks as semi-trucks weigh anywhere from 50,000 pounds to 85,000 pounds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 75% of those seriously injured or killed in tractor-trailer accidents are passengers of other vehicles on the road. More than 380,000 accidents occurred nationwide in 2008, involving large trucks, more than 380,000 accidents involving large trucks occurred. Those accidents killed 4,229 people and injuring more than 90,000.
Calling a St. Louis truck accident attorney as soon as possible after a crash with a semi-truck ensures that thorough investigation of the scene occurs as well as investigation into factors that may have impacted the semi-truck driver’s driving performance. Serious injuries and wrongful deaths are frequently the result of collision with large trucks.
Protect your financial security by contacting Zane T. Cagle at The Cagle Law Firm .