Cars are amazing feats of technology, and loving cars and other vehicles may be considered an ingrained aspect of American culture. Unfortunately, there might be little doubt that they can become exceptionally dangerous in the blink of an eye, especially in rollover accidents. A recent weekend in Missouri resulted in at least eight accident-related fatalities across the state. For some, the weather may have played at least a partial role.
It takes just a blink of an eye for a person's life to change. When parents put their children on the school bus in the morning, or teachers put the children on the bus in the afternoon, they don't expect for an accident to occur. Unfortunately, it occasionally happens. Two young children were injured following one of Missouri's recent T-bone collisions.
A 75-year-old man recently got on Interstate 44 in Missouri. Unfortunately, he entered the highway and began driving the wrong way for unknown reasons. He supposedly continued driving the wrong way for approximately five miles. At that time, his vehicle struck several others causing multiple injuries in one of Missouri's most recent head-on collisions.
From hit-and-run accidents to drunk driving accidents, motor vehicle collisions occur on Missouri roads every day. A woman from Jasper may be facing drunk driving charges, one count of felony vehicular assault and additional charges after one of Missouri's most recent drunk driving accidents. This car accident sent three people, including herself and her child, to the hospital for medical treatment.
While the holidays are a time of year for decking the halls with boughs of holly and being jolly, there are other considerations to take into account as well. A major factor people should take into account before leaving on their holiday road trip this year is to consider the sheer number of people who will be traveling. Drunk driving accidents are also on the rise this time of year due to negligent drivers. Leaving earlier and driving defensively could help Missouri drivers avoid accidents on the road this season.
If a motorcyclist crashes due to another driver's negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. Although such incidents happen often, Missouri motorcycle accidents on the road create pain, suffering and financial burdens that can sometimes last a lifetime. Recently, a study noted that passenger vehicles have become heavier, creating more danger in the event of an accident.
Walking to and from destinations is still a form of commuting utilized by many people. Whether it is in rural or urban areas, people can be walking to any number of destinations. While there are many benefits to walking, pedestrians can also face many dangers if they are walking along roadways. Distracted and impaired drivers could easily strike a pedestrian, causing serious injuries or possibly even death. When pedestrians are involved in hit-and-run accidents, the situation can be even more devastating.
Unfortunately, car accidents are one of America's leading causes of injury and death across the country. Car accidents can be caused by a variety of different circumstances, and different types of crashes can occur due to these circumstances. Some of the most dangerous types of wrecks are T-bone collisions because of the damage passengers in both vehicles typically receive. Sadly, the driver of an SUV recently found this lesson out when that person's vehicle reportedly crashed into a car in Missouri.