A 52-year-old man from Troy, Missouri, lost his life recently in a multi-vehicle crash that sent two other people to the hospital, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The man was traveling on Highway 47 in Troy when his vehicle crossed the center line of the roadway and crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle. A pickup truck then rear-ended the oncoming vehicle. The man was killed in the accident; investigators say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time.
The two passengers in the second car, also Troy residents, were rushed to local hospitals for treatment of serious injuries following the fatal MO auto accident. So far, no updates have been released on their condition. The driver of the pickup truck that rear-ended their vehicle was not hurt in the crash. Investigators are still trying to determine why the first car crossed the center line in the first place.
Accidents involving three or more vehicles are more common than accidents involving only two vehicles, and they are also more deadly. A 2004 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that multiple-vehicle crashes accounted for 44 percent of all car crash deaths. Over half of those killed in multi-vehicle crashes were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Also, large trucks are more likely to be involved in crashes with more than one other vehicle, and they are more likely to result in death or catastrophic injuries when they do occur.
At Page Law, our Missouri head-on car accident lawyers won’t rest until we know what happened in your accident and have won you the compensation you deserve. For a free, confidential telephone consultation about your car accident injury, call us today at (314) 322-8515.
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A Missouri head-on car crash occurred Friday, July 22, 2011 in Callaway County. According to fultonsun.com, the crash happened along a curve in State Route WW. The driver that caused the accident took the curve too quickly and lost control of his vehicle. His car went across the median line of the road and hit an oncoming car head-on.
The driver of the oncoming vehicle was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital. The report states that she suffered two broken ankles and several other injuries in the crash. The passenger in the other car was also seriously injured in the crash and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Curves in roads can be particularly hazardous. In 2009, while only about 15% of Missouri traffic crashes occurred on curves, those accidents accounted for about 33% of the total fatal crashes in Missouri that year. This means that accidents on curves are more likely to be fatal than those on straight roadways.
This accident above demonstrates one way in which curved roads can be particularly dangerous. The negligent driver that caused the accident above was going too fast to make the turn safely and went over the median line and caused a head-on collision.
Have you or a loved one been killed in a Missouri head-on crash? Call the St. Louis injury crash lawyers of Page Law at 314-322-8515. Our experienced lawyers have helped clients get good results after many kinds of highway accidents. Call us today and we will set up a time for your free consultation.
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A Missouri head on crash occurred Sunday, July 24, 2011, according to lakenewsonline.com. The crash happened on State Route 52 near Highway 135 when the one of the cars crossed over the median line of the road and collided with a car going the opposite direction.
Both drivers were seriously injured in the crash. They were taken to different hospitals because one of the driver’s injuries were bad enough that she had to be taken to the hospital by a helicopter.
Police said that both of the injured drivers in this crash were wearing their seatbelts during the crash. As most St. Louis car crash lawyers could tell you, wearing your seatbelt is one of the most important things you can do to increase the likelihood of avoiding death or serious injury in a Missouri car accident.
According to statistics released by the state of Missouri from 2009, wearing a seatbelt makes it much less likely that you will die in a car crash. That year, drivers that were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of a crash had a 1 in 30 chance of being killed in the crash. If the driver was wearing their seatbelt during a crash, they had a 1 in 1,336 chance of being killed in the crash.
The moral of this story is to wear your seatbelt and, if you’ve been injured in a car crash, call the St. Louis injury attorneys at Page Law. Our experienced lawyers will work hard to make sure that you get the money that you need after a bad car accident. Our number is 314-322-8515 and we’re ready to talk to you right away about your accident.
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Two women were injured in a Missouri head-on crash in Kansas City on Thursday, July 7, 2011, according to kmbc.com. One of the women, driving a pickup truck, caused the accident when she attempted to merge onto Kansas Highway 10. She was driving too quickly on the entrance ramp and lost control of her vehicle as she made it onto the road. Her pickup truck then passed over the median onto the other side of Highway 10 before careening into another vehicle. Both of the women were taken to nearby hospitals but there is no word yet on the extent of their injuries.
This crossover head on crash occurred on Kansas Highway 10. This particular highway has recently been the site of a number of crossover accidents just like this one. These accidents have prompted some to call for what are known as ‘crossover cables’ to be installed on the road.
You may recognize crossover cables because they are present on many interstate highways these days. Crossover cables are an important way to protect lives on motorists on interstates because the medians are often too narrow on those roads to allow vehicles that accidentally lose control to stop before travelling into the opposite lanes of traffic. Where the speed limits are lower and the median larger, state authorities are hesitant to add these cables because of the possibility that they could cause more harm than good.
Whatever it is about this particular portion of Kansas Highway 10, it is a good thing that the state government is looking into ways that they can reduce the number of serious accidents. If they do not fix the problems that are plaguing this road, then a claim for negligent highway design could be brought against them. If the same types of accidents are happening on the same stretch of road all the time then the design of the road is possibly at fault.
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured or killed on a dangerous stretch of road or by a serious crossover accident, call Page Law at 314-322-8515 and protect your rights.
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