It remains a rite of passage for teenagers in Missouri and elsewhere in the country to get their driver's licenses. Parents trust their newly licensed teens to be out on the roadways despite the fact that they have little experience behind the wheel. Unfortunately, the only way to gain the needed experience behind the wheel is to get out on the roadways. This makes these inexperienced drivers particularly at risk for serious collisions, such as rollover accidents.
Having a baby is supposed to be a joyful time in a Missouri parent's life. Unfortunately, that joy was forever denied a woman who was on her way to the hospital to deliver her baby when she was killed in a truck accident. Her unborn child miraculously survived the crash, and doctors delivered the baby girl via emergency Cesarean section.
Long-haul truck drivers spend a lot of time on the roadways in the country, including those in Missouri. Most truck drivers only make money when they deliver their loads on time, and this can cause some drivers to push themselves beyond reasonable limits. People who do not drive 18-wheelers for a living might not understand how tiring this can be. Being on the road for too long can easily lead to fatigue, which makes it one of the biggest causes of truck accidents.
Many drivers here and around the country might agree that sharing the streets and highways with 18-wheelers can be at least a bit intimidating. Few things are more intimidating than looking in the rear view mirror and seeing a tractor-trailer barreling down on the vehicle. This could be one of the last things that a Missouri woman saw before a truck accident took her life and the life of her passenger on a recent Saturday.
Most of the men and women who put themselves in harms way to protect the United States do so with distinction. Surviving combat is about being able to come home to their families and enjoy the freedoms for which they fought. Few of them believe that their lives are just as much at risk on Missouri's roadways. This could be part of the reason why one decorated veteran who was recently killed in a truck accident did not hesitate to help another motorist.
Nearly every driver in Missouri knows that some days, highway speed limits are more of a suggestion than a rule. Construction, weather and other road conditions can require traffic to slow down or even stop. If a driver becomes impatient or does not conform to the traffic pattern for another reason, it jeopardizes the lives of everyone on the highway. This seems to have contributed to a car vs. truck accident on Interstate 70 that killed a driver and seriously injured his passenger.
In addition to all of the other hazards that construction workers face, those who work on Missouri's roadways are also at risk of being injured by a passing motorist. Each year, several road construction workers are seriously injured or killed when vehicles on the roadways strike them. Recently a flagman at a road construction site was killed in a trash truck accident.
A mistake by one driver on a busy Missouri interstate can lead to a crash involving multiple vehicles, including passenger vehicles and commercial trucks. At highway speeds, a multiple car and truck accident can lead to serious injuries and deaths. Determining the driver or drivers responsible in such an incident could take investigators some time.
The trucking industry is highly regulated in an ongoing attempt to ensure the safety of all people using on the roadway. Even so, crashes still occur. Indeed, many of the causes of truck accidents are in direct violation of existing laws and regulations. When investigating a truck accident here in Missouri, it stands to reason that the federal Department of Transportation statutes are a good place to begin.
Eight people were injured on July 30 in an accident on Highway 30, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A truck accident can be deadly, and this accident resulted in numerous injuries and at least one van that was totaled. The accident happened at 3:47 p.m.