A wreck that killed two individuals on westbound Interstate 70 in St. Charles County closed down many lanes of the interstate later Friday and into Saturday. The highway reopened around 3:20 am. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place on I-70 at Wentzville Parkway under a railroad overpass at Highway Z and involved three passenger cars and one tractor-trailer. The semi was heading west when a Chevy Silverado driven by Kevin Hase, 26, of Warrenton, MO, attempted to pass it on the left shoulder. The truck then struck the wall and reversed, running into a Ford Escape. A third vehicle, a Saturn, then attempted to prevent the other 2, however, might not. Hase was killed in the crash in addition to Jeffrey Jackson, 27, of Warrenton, who was a passenger in Hase’s automobile. Neither was using a seatbelt. The 38-year-old guy was driving the Ford Escape likewise suffered small injuries.
Did you know that out of every eight automotive accident deaths include big trucks such as huge rigs, tractor-trailers, and other work vehicles? Did you also know that 4 percent of all injuries sustained in motor car crashes are due to big trucks? When a work truck is associated with an accident, 86 percent of deaths and 77 percent of those hurt are the drivers and passengers of the smaller sized automobiles affected in the crash.
Since 1992, injuries have intensified by 10 percent. Although the number of accidents involving business trucks remains to increase, not much is being done to enhance driving security policies. Provided the size of the trucks, the long hours that motorists are on the road and the failure of some operators to abide by speed limits to satisfy deadlines, it is no wonder that stats show that every 16 minutes, an injury or crash occurs.
In the aftermath of a car accident, victims can be left baffled, afraid and shocked. If you, loved one, or a friend have been affected by a vehicle accident involving a semi, 18-wheeler or any other commercial transport vehicle, you have rights and help is right around the corner for you. You need a well-known and aggressive St. Louis truck accident lawyer to represent your interests following the accident, and we are here to assist you.
The majority of accidents is caused by human error, mechanical failure, intoxication or even the business’s mistake in failing to maintain existing assessment requirements for its vehicles. Regardless of the reason behind the incident, you can feel confident that with the legal counsel of a knowledgeable St. Louis truck accident attorney, you and your loved ones will find justice for your damages, pain and suffering, and property loss.
The Morris Firm has the experience and skill necessary to work your case. Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers will work to investigate the accident, collect all evidence, and completely negotiate your case. We will also take the case to court if needed. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a semi truck accident, contact us today for a free consultation.