Anytime there are cars lined up at a stop light, the drivers may truly be at the mercy of the other drivers behind them. For two drivers stopped at a Missouri roadway light, the actions of a truck driver coming up behind them appear to have led to their deaths. The families of those who died retain the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Moreover, the truck driver is facing criminal charges for his role in the incident.
Distracted driving may well be at the root of a tragic accident in Boone County in September. At approximately 7 p.m. on a Wednesday a 57-year-old man was struck by a vehicle on Missouri Highway 11 while riding his bicycle. The cyclist suffered serious injuries from the car accident and was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
When we hear of accidents, we often think of car crashes on the highway. Recently, another type of crash took place that resulted in the death of two people. That crash involved three boats on the Osage River. Despite the fact that we do not often hear about them, recreational vehicle accidents are quite common.
Distracted driving is the cause of many accidents in Columbia. When two vehicles are involved, it is not always immediately clear whether one or both drivers are at fault. When an accident leaves a passenger seriously injured, the first concern is for the victim.
The cause of a motor-vehicle accident is not always immediately clear. There are hundreds of truck accidents every year on highways in and around Columbia, many resulting in life-threatening injuries or fatalities. Often times, negligence on the part of a driver involved in the crash, or equipment failure, offers an explanation as to what may have happened. Road conditions, faulty maintenance, and driver fatigue are just a few of the other factors that can contribute to the cause of an accident. A full investigation is generally necessary to best understand what events transpired and, when appropriate, assign responsibility.
Accidents that result from the poor decisions of another road user can cost lives, both here in Columbia and throughout the country. The consequences of an error in judgment like this can be life-changing, not only for the driver making the mistake, but for anyone injured as a result of it. Drunk driving is a prime example. People injured by the negligence of a drunk driver are often entitled to be compensated for their injuries and their pain and suffering.
The simple mistakes some people make while driving can be costly. For a 51-year-old Sturgeon, Missouri, man, a poor choice on the road cost him his life and injured two other people. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the tragic car accident took place at the intersection of Highway 63 and Peabody Road on the evening of June 26.
A 17-year-old motorcycle rider was recently involved in a serious chain-reaction car accident in Missouri. His case shows how life-changing car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and leave many lives altered in their wake.
Being involved in a truck accident can be truly terrifying, especially if you are in a smaller vehicle. Because trucks are so large, they can cause significant damage to other vehicles and can seriously injure other road users. But they are an even greater threat to motorcyclists. When a motorcyclist is caught in a collision, they lack the protection and safety of a car. One motorcyclist and his passenger are lucky to be alive after a recent truck accident in Missouri.