Fatal vehicle accidents are a sudden tragedy, carrying a shock wave of grief, and questions, to family and friends of the deceased. When the cause of a wreck is unknown, answers and closure are sometimes difficult to achieve. In the case of a truck accident involving multiple vehicles in the northern part of St. Louis County recently, it is unclear when all the details will be disclosed.
When many Missouri readers hear that a tractor-trailer has been involved in an accident, they may instinctively draw the conclusion that the driver of the tractor-trailer was negligent or being too aggressive toward other drivers. Unfortunately, truck accidents can be caused by other drivers as well, and can result in injuries to the truck driver. One recent such accident on U.S. Route 36 illustrates just how unfortunate these accidents can be, no matter who is at fault.
A St. Charles man is being charged with setting off a chain reaction of collisions that resulted in the death of St. Louis Alderman Greg Carter last summer.
Just a few miles from St. Charles, a Chesterfield man stands accused of driving while impaired by alcohol, after he was pulled over in Wildwood by police. The man reportedly has six prior convictions on charges related to driving while impaired.