Every day trains and semi-trucks transport hazardous chemicals and substances across the United States. The transportation of these substances is mostly done in a safe and injury-free manner. However, a recent Missouri incident involved hazardous chemicals and both a train and truck accident that put others in danger.
When a single-car accident occurs, it is not always clear what may have caused or contributed to it. Investigators must examine the evidence thoroughly in order to determine how the crash happened. Such a car accident occurred recently in Missouri, resulting in serious injuries to all three of the vehicle's occupants. If the authorities determine that a negligent or reckless act may have contributed to the car accident, the injured parties may wish to seek recourse under our state's personal injury laws.
Multi-car accidents have the potential to cause injury to large numbers of people. That is why it is so important for investigators to thoroughly examine any possible cause to determine who or what may be at fault. Recently, a chain reaction car accident occurred in Columbia that involved four cars and sent three people to the hospital. It is possible that the circumstances surrounding the crash may provide enough evidence to successfully litigate a personal injury claim, should the injured victims decide to pursue one.
Traffic typically flows well on Interstates, but if an accident occurs or there is more traffic on the Interstate than usual, there is often a backup. Drivers must always pay attention on the roads so they have time to slow down or stop if the traffic slows or comes to a standstill. Unfortunately, a Missouri driver who was stuck in traffic on Interstate 55 because of a crash got involved in a car accident himself.
When details are initially released concerning a fatal car accident, it can be difficult for individuals to reach a conclusion as to what caused it. In some cases, very few details will have been released due to Missouri police still working the scene of the car accident. However, as police complete their investigative tasks, it is likely that more information will be disclosed that will shed some further light on the accident's circumstances.
Large trucks are everywhere, transporting a wide range of goods across Missouri each day. These trucks can be difficult to operate, especially if other vehicles do not give the driver of the truck the proper opportunity to maneuver through traffic. When a truck is forced to make sudden movements on the road, this can lead to a dangerous truck accident that can put the occupants of the truck and other Missouri motorists at serious risk of personal injuries.
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.
It seems that not a week goes by where there is not another report of a fatal accident on Missouri roadways. Although a car accident that has fatal consequences may have been caused by a variety of reasons, one of the most common is when a vehicle crosses into the oncoming lane of travel, which often results in two vehicles colliding head-on. Another such accident recently occurred in Troy, killing one man and sending two others to the hospital.
A car accident can happen suddenly and without warning. However, in that short amount of time, a great deal of damage can be done.
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.