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.
A Columbia man was seriously injured in multiple crashes on U.S. 63 at about 4:30 in the morning on Jan. 12. While preliminary reports of the car accident raise as many questions as answers, a few concrete details were provided. The 31-year-old man was driving northbound in the southbound lane when his vehicle collided with a Missouri Department of Transportation snowplow, driven by a 52-year-old man. The plow was in the process of removing about an inch of snow from the roadway.
While New Year's is often a time of celebration, it is also a time of increased car accidents as many people are on the roads traveling to and from parties and events. For one family, the New Year began in the worst way possible.
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.
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.