Motorists would be wise to obey all traffic signals for safety's sake. Although this is important at all times while on the road, it is especially important at railroad crossings. Motorists who ignore or accidentally overlook crossing warnings are putting themselves in grave danger of being hit by an oncoming train. This is why the Missouri State Highway Patrol has teamed up with local police in an operation to catch drivers ignoring these warnings.
Anytime a pedestrian is walking down the street, having their guard up for oncoming vehicles is vital. However, if a vehicle is erratic on the road or being driven by someone who is under the influence, being alert may not be enough to ensure safety while walking along a roadway. One Missouri pedestrian recently became the victim of a hit-and-run accident and an alleged intoxicated driver behind the wheel may be to blame.
Whenever cars are stopped at a stop sign and pull out into traffic lanes, there is always the risk of not seeing someone coming and being involved in an accident. This appears to be the possible reason for a recent Missouri car accident that injured a number of people. The crash happened along a highway in the middle of the afternoon.
Any time someone works in a dangerous industry or around dangerous chemicals, there is always the chance that a mishap, accident or even a death could occur. In Missouri, one worker has lost his life while on the job. If the company is found to be negligent in how they operated or if they failed to protect him, the family of the man may very well have a case for a wrongful death claim.
Sometimes, the cause of a car accident is not obvious and requires a thorough investigation. That was the case recently in Missouri, after a wrong-way car crash killed both drivers and injured four others. Investigators are unsure why one of the drivers was heading the wrong direction. If their findings indicate that the driver was in any way negligent, it could strengthen the case for a wrongful death suit by the decedent's family, as well as any personal injury claims by the survivors.
Despite being off the road and inside a building, individuals may still not be out of harm's way when it comes to an automobile accident. Those in buildings near busy Missouri roadways can, without warning, be struck by a vehicle if there is an accident that causes the vehicle to veer off the road. In a recent case, a truck accident resulted in the death of one individual and injured at least three others when the truck crashed into a diner.
The unexpected death of a friend or loved one can be difficult for anyone to bear. What can make the grieving process more difficult is if an individual is killed based on the alleged criminal act of another. Car crashes resulting from intoxication cause many such tragedies across the state of Missouri each year, leading many families to seek restitution for damages suffered through the filing of a wrongful death action in civil court.
A car accident can happen suddenly and without warning. However, in that short amount of time, a great deal of damage can be done.
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.