For many bikers, motorcycles aren't just a mode of transportation; they're a way of life. The risks are part of what comes with the territory.
Five women suffered injuries in a recent auto accident on Highway MM. This was just one of many cross-over car accidents that have taken place on Missouri roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the collision occurred on a recent Thursday afternoon when two vehicles -- travelling east and west respectively -- both crossed over the center line, causing a head-on collision.
A 50-year-old Missouri man is facing multiple felony charges after a horrific crash on U.S. Highway 63 on a recent Tuesday evening. Of all the car accidents in the area, this was the first fatal crash this year. The accident also claimed the life of another driver, and one person suffered critical injuries.
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.
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.
Losing a loved one who happened to be a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident is naturally an extremely traumatic experience. A 17-year-old girl's mother recently filed a claim for wrongful death in a Missouri court against the family of the driver of the car in which she was a passenger, along with the truck driver who smashed into the car and his employer. It is not unusual for drivers to be sued when their passengers lose their lives in car accidents.
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.
Reaching one's destination safely is sometimes threatened by incidents of road rage. Road rage has become a factor in a significant number of Missouri car accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration distinguishes clearly between aggressive driving and road rage, though both are dangerous. Road rage is regarded as a criminal offense while aggressive driving is a traffic offense.
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.