Regardless of the amount of care drivers take while driving on the busy Missouri roads, they will remain vulnerable to the actions of other drivers. Motorists can never be prepared for the danger of other vehicles unexpectedly crossing into their traffic lanes. It may be impossible to avoid such a vehicle, and if evasive action is taken, more car accidents may be caused.
While it may sometimes be impossible to prevent an automobile accident, accidents caused by drunk drivers are always preventable. Nevertheless, thousands of people in Missouri and other states lose their lives in drunk driving car accidents every year. The trauma and pain, along with financial implications of such a loss, can be devastating for the surviving family members.
Understandably, head-on collisions are terrifying experiences. The trauma of such an accident can cause emotional harm even if no severe personal injury is suffered. The occupants of two vehicles that recently crashed head-on on a Missouri road were fortunate when none of them suffered life-threatening injuries.
Following a fatal accident in August of last year, a 54-year-old woman is now facing three felony charges. Missouri drivers who take to the roads are responsible for ensuring they are not driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs as their conditions may cause devastating car accidents. The probable cause statement filed by the Callaway County prosecutor states that the woman was driving her car in an erratic manner when she was southbound on Route CC at approximately 7 p.m. on the day of the accident.
Accidents that involve cars and tractor trailers commonly have catastrophic injuries or fatalities as the result. The sheer size of the trucks is enough to cause devastating injuries to motorists in truck accidents. For this reason, motorists should be extra vigilant when they travel in the vicinity of large trucks.
Too many deaths have resulted from vehicle accidents in Missouri that were caused by drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Losing loved ones in such car accidents is devastating and will likely leave surviving family members traumatized for a long time. A driver who was responsible for the death of two people is currently awaiting sentencing that is scheduled to take place in April.
The members of a church in Missouri are mourning the tragic death of one of its members. The 43-year-old man was taking some members of the congregation to a youth gathering on a recent Wednesday. While en route, the church van he was driving was involved in a fatal collision that also caused personal injury to his passengers.
Crossing the center median on a highway can have devastating consequences. Investigating such an accident is never an easy task, as it is often difficult to determine the reason for a driver having crossed onto the opposite side. Such an investigation is underway after the drivers of two vehicles recently suffered car accident injuries on a Missouri highway. Clearing up operations apparently caused a road closure that lasted for several hours.
Missouri drivers may not recognize the dangers of driving in the vicinity of large trucks. When traveling on multi-lane highways, it is not uncommon for semi-trucks or tractor-trailers to change lanes without considering other vehicles. Drivers of these huge vehicles often say that blind spots exist, and they may deny responsibility for truck accidents. Drivers of smaller vehicles commonly expect truck drivers to take extra care. Truck drivers may be wise not to assume that sedan drivers know exactly where they need to drive in order to be visible to the driver of a truck.
Wrong-way drivers remain a concern in Missouri and other states. While authorities are working on ways to address the issue, severe injuries and even fatalities resulting from car accidents caused by wrong-way drivers continue to occur. A recent head-on collision that involved a wrong-way driver claimed the life of a 26-year-old man.