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December 2011 Archives

NTSB calls for ban of cell use, Missouri lawmakers say not likely

Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board called upon states to enact laws that would ban the use of cellphones while driving. As an example of the dangers of using a cellphone while driving, federal transportation officials cited a 2010 Missouri car accident in which a teen driver had been sending text messages right before he failed to slow down for construction and crashed into a taxi on a Missouri highway. Two buses full of high school students crashed in the wreck, which injured 38 people and left two dead.

1 man, 2 children injured in Mokane crash

Many people in Columbia know the effects of a car accident. Some people are fortunate enough to walk away unscathed, but others are often not so lucky. In a recent car accident in Callaway County, three Missouri residents, including two children, were injured in a collision.

6-vehicle car accident injures Columbia man

A Columbia man sustained moderate injuries in a recent six-vehicle crash. The Columbia man was slowing down for traffic when another car rear-ended him. That ended up causing a chain reaction, leading to the multiple-car accident.  The car accident occurred on a recent Sunday on eastbound Interstate 70 at 10:47 a.m. There was reportedly already another accident on the road, for which traffic was slowing down. As the 25-year-old Columbia man slowed his vehicle, another car driven by a 50-year-old man hit him. That in turn caused the Chevrolet to strike a third vehicle driven by a 52-year-old woman.

Tractor-trailer accident leaves three dead in Missouri

There are times when fatal accidents occur that leave Missouri residents wondering: What could have possibly caused this tragedy? In mid-November, such an accident occurred that took the lives of three people. The accident serves as an important reminder that all drivers on the road need to be vigilant about their surroundings, because they have a responsibility to not put anyone else's life at risk.

Drunk driver possibly caused car accident

In Boone County and elsewhere in Missouri, a car accident can happen in the blink of an eye. That may have been the case in a recent accident in Macon, Missouri, that was allegedly caused by a drunk driver. The impact of the collision caused serious injuries to the drunk driver, and the extent of the injuries suffered by the driver of the second vehicle were not available.

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