A popular Branson resident lost his life in a tragic accident on a recent Wednesday. According to an accident report, truck driver impairment allegedly led to the crash on Missouri 76. The man who died in this accident was 34 years old and worked as a server in several local restaurants.
The son and administrator of a Missouri woman's estate filed a lawsuit against a trucking company and its driver along with the deceased woman's husband who survived the accident in which she was killed. Truck accidents can be disastrous due to the sheer size and weight of the large vehicles. If trucks are not properly maintained, they pose severe risks to other Missouri road users.
Accidents between trucks and cars can be devastating, but because truck drivers have the protection of the strong cabs, they often escape serious injury. However, when two or more commercial trucks collide, the sheer size and impact can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. One passerby recently described a Missouri wreck on Interstate 44 as one of the worst truck accidents he had ever seen.
Being informed that a family member or loved one has been involved in an accident can be one of the most emotionally trying times that an individual will experience. Motor vehicle accidents that result in fatalities can create everlasting sorrow to anyone that was close to the victim. Unfortunately, many truck accidents in Missouri have been known to end in tragedy.
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.