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Top Five Steps To Take After A Car Accident

Nobody plans to be in a car accident. Most drivers are highly responsible when behind the wheel -- employing defensive driving skills. Motor vehicle accidents often erupt in the blink of an eye. Time may seem to stand still during a crash. The confusion and chaos at the site of an accident can disorient drivers and passengers involved in a wreck. It can be difficult to know what to do after a crash.

C-section saves baby after mother dies from car accident injuries

A Missouri couple's trip to the hospital for the birth of their baby ended in a tragedy, but also a miracle. A crash occurred, and the car accident injuries caused the death of the mother-to-be, but an emergency C-section saved the life of the baby. Reportedly, the couple's car was struck by a vehicle that was involved in another crash.

Car accidents: Stationary truck causes fatal crash on I-70

Losing a loved one is naturally one of the worst experiences any family can go through. Learning that lives were lost in car accidents that resulted from the negligence of others is even more difficult to accept. Sadly, many lives are lost on the busy Missouri roads in circumstances that could have been avoided by drivers complying with basic driving rules.

4 to 5 seconds of distraction can cause fatal car accidents

According to MODOT, distracted driving contributes significantly to the injuries and deaths that occur on Missouri roads. It is reported that eight in every 10 car accidents involved some distractions. Although 90 percent of Missouri residents reportedly recognize the dangers of texting and driving, 71 percent of the subjects of the study indicated they continue to use mobile devices while driving.

7 Boating Safety Tips from Missouri State Troopers

With the weather warming, it's time for boats to hit Missouri's waterways. Before this happens, the Missouri State Highway Patrol wants to make you aware of National Boat Safety Week, May 21 - 27. No one wants to experience an injury, unfortunate accident or worse while boating. While you're enjoying the natural beauty of a gorgeous day out on the water, be sure that your plans include a seamless safety program. Follow these seven tips and have a great experience!

Missouri biker dies when car turns into his path

A fatal accident was reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on a recent Monday afternoon in Schuyler County. A 68-year-old motorcyclist reportedly lost his life. Whenever a biker is struck by a car or another vehicle, it is not uncommon for the motorcycle rider to suffer severe or fatal injuries. That is because a motorcyclist is not protected by the body of a vehicle nor is ejection prevented by a seat belt.

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