A horrific crash on Feb. 28 in Miller County claimed the life of a husband and wife, along with their 3-year-old boy. Their newborn son, 2 days old, survived the crash and is now living with his maternal grandparents. On March 19, the deceased husband's mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the 19-year-old girl who is said to have caused the fatal accident. It alleges the teenager was negligent and careless by speeding and crossing the center line of Missouri Highway 52 at Brown Road, causing a head-on collision with the family, who lived in Eldon.
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.
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.
Boone residents may be shocked to hear of an accident in Fulton, Missouri, involving a school bus that was carrying 20 kids and a SUV. Fortunately, there were no fatalities in the car accident, but the SUV driver and a 5-year-old boy had to be rushed to an area hospital. The remaining students did not have injuries serious enough to warrant hospital attention, but parents were nonetheless taking them to doctors just in case.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently replacing numerous crossover intersections that have J-turns, in hopes that it will reduce the number of T-bone collisions in the area. One such car accident occurred on the morning of Sept. 29, when a car attempting to cross the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 63 just south of Columbia was T-boned by another vehicle. According to police, the driver who was attempting to cross the street pulled out in front of the approaching car.
Dangerous road conditions in and around Columbia, Missouri, can contribute to motor vehicle accidents that cause serious injury and sometimes even death. An intersection or stretch of road is sometimes a factor, and when a negligent driver is added to the mix, the combination can be lethal.