The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a February motorcycle accident near Stotts City, Missouri killed a man. The traffic crash report the 39 year old man died on Missouri 97 in Lawrence County, Missouri. According to reports, while riding his Honda motorcycle, the driver attemped to pass two vehicles on the highway. At that time, a Dodge truck, tried to make a left turn and the motorcycle crashed into the truck.
Missouri motorcycle crashes can be extremely dangerous because … Continue Reading >
Over the long holiday weekend, I found myself reading old articles on the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s website. I came across the one cited below from January of last year. The article discusses a tragic fatal accident on Highway 40 near the 270 interbelt in Missouri. The driver of a tractor trailer ran into a line of 10 cars while going an estimated 75 miles per hour. One of the drivers injured in the accident, a 53 year-old male, came … Continue Reading >
A 16 year old junior at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School died in a Friday night car accident in Warren County. The young girl, from Washington, Missouri was loved by her fellow students and best known as a soccer player, basketball player, and music lover. Following a high school football game, the Missouri driver went to a friend’s house. When she was late, her father became worried and set out to find her. He traveled down Augusta Bottom Road, … Continue Reading >
Two tractor trailers recently rolled over while headed west on I-44 near mile marker 61. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, both westbound lanes were blocked. There was also a separate, one-vehicle wreck two miles away at mile marker 63. While injuries have not yet been reported, it is likely that the drivers of these tractor trailers suffered an injury of some type.
In another Missouri automobile accident on Interstate 44, a Diamond man was injured in a four-car pile-up … Continue Reading >
As a St. Louis car accident attorney, I’m very familiar with how automobile accidents can be serious and life-threatening especially when motorcycles are involved. Motorcycle riders can be severely injured when struck by a vehicle or tractor trailer because the rider has little protection. Recently, two different Missouri men were killed in two different accidents involving motorcycles. Last week, a 51 year old man was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by a car. The man was riding next … Continue Reading >
Project Safe School Year is a new plan put in place this week within five Fort Zumwalt District high schools. The overall hope is to raise safe driver awareness while also tracking accidents caused and suffered by Missouri teens.
The policy will also allow police to monitor seat belt use and drinking with random high school parking lot checks. They can then also ensure that teens turn off their cell phones when behind the wheel.
Schools will be evaluated based … Continue Reading >
Let’s think about it. Why are there laws in place preventing motorists from driving while intoxicated? Is it because the lawmakers don’t want us to have any fun? Hardly. The DUI (Illinois) and DWI (Missouri) laws exist to protect us. It is a proven fact that intoxicated drivers are not able to quickly react or keep a proper lookout on the roadway. Intoxicated drivers are distracted and distraction leads to accidents. Similarly, a motorist looking at his phone instead of … Continue Reading >