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February 2012 Archives

Car accident injures 2-year-old as mom talks on cellphone

A Missouri car accident is often attributable to distracted driving or some other form of negligence. An increasing number of collisions are said to be caused by the use of cellphones while operating a motor vehicle. Each time an individual gets behind the wheel of a car in our state, he or she owes a duty of reasonable care to passengers and others in or near the roadway. One 2-year-old boy from Meta was critically injured in a single-car accident on the afternoon of Feb. 11, and he was airlifted from the crash scene to the Women's and Children's Hospital at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Fatal car accidents involving teens on rise in Missouri

Unfortunately, a new study has revealed that the number of 16 and 17-year-olds killed in car accidents in Missouri increased during the first half of 2011, and officials say that inattention or distracted driving is a major reason for the accidents.

Missouri responders learn about electric car high voltage dangers

When someone thinks about serious injuries that can occur in a car accident, most people only think about the period when the vehicles physically collide. In fact, the period immediately after the car accident can pose as much of a danger to accident victims. Extracting victims from the mass of twisted metal is not risk free.

Columbia I-70 truck accident injures 2, kills 3 animals

An automobile, or even a small truck, is no match for an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. When a truck crash occurs, the results are often devastating, magnified by the sheer force of the larger vehicle. Early on the morning of Jan. 27, a truck accident occurred on Interstate 70, immediately west of Columbia, which injured at least two of the parties involved and killed three animals.

Driver charged for Missouri car accident that claimed 2 lives

Unfortunately, far too many families in Columbia and across the state of Missouri know firsthand the devastation that a serious car accident can cause. The death of a family member is difficult to bear, but when that death comes suddenly and at the hands of another person, it makes the situation much worse.

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