Month: May 2013

Intoxicated Driver Charged in Truck Death of St. Louis Alderman

The occupants of a car that was heavily damaged in an East St. Louis truck accident last week were lucky to escape without injury when their car ran into a tractor trailer near Ohio Avenue. When cars and trucks collide, the massive forces unleashed often inflict serious injuries and even death. Car occupants typically bear the brunt […]

Written by on May 30, 2013

St. Louis Girls Basketball Team Injured in Highway Accident

On Sunday, a minivan carrying the St. Louis Lady Monarchs girls basketball team to a tournament in Tennessee collided with a car near Nashville. The team’s two adult coaches, 7 of the 16-year-old players and two toddlers traveling with team were injured in the auto accident. While all of the children have been released, the […]

Written by on May 28, 2013

St. Louis Motorcycle Accidents Increase with Warm Weather

More St. Louis motorcycle riders are taking to the roadways now that warm weather has arrived. Unfortunately, more motorcyclists on the road always seem to bring a spate of spring and summer motorcycle accidents. In recent weeks, collisions between motorcycles and cars have resulted in several deaths and multiple serious injuries: A Missouri man was […]

Written by on May 23, 2013

Church Van Accident Near St. Louis Kills 5, Injures 6

Five adults died yesterday morning and another six were injured when a church van hit the median, crossed back across eastbound lanes and rolled over multiple times as it ran off the highway. The fatal car accident, which occurred near Vandalia, Illinois east of St. Louis, closed I-70 for a while. The Fayette County coroner […]

Written by on May 21, 2013

Woman Found Guilty of Granddaughter’s Death in St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident

Last week, a 49-year-old grandmother was found guilty of killing her 19-month-old granddaughter in a 2011 St. Louis drunk driving auto accident. After celebrating the July 4th holiday with friends and family, the woman’s blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit when she sped off a highway exit ramp at 69 mph, […]

Written by on May 16, 2013

Texting Now Leading Cause of Death of Teen Drivers

Texting has replaced drinking as the No. 1 cause of auto accident deaths among teen drivers. The number of teen deaths and injuries related to texting while driving has skyrocketed. Each year, texting while driving results in an estimated 3,000 teen deaths and 300,000 injuries nationwide, according to a recent study by the Cohen Children’s […]

Written by on May 14, 2013

Impaired Driver Plows into Bus Stop Killing Baby, Injuring Mother

A baby was killed and her mother seriously injured when a driver plowed into a bus stop in St Louis’ Northwoods neighborhood last month. According to news reports, the driver was on his way to dialysis treatment and may have suffered a diabetic seizure, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Both the driver […]

Written by on May 9, 2013

Hit and Run Accident Leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition

An 86-year-old man is in the hospital in critical condition after being run down in a north St. Louis hit-and-run accident last week. The man was returning home from a dentist appointment when he was hit attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Natural Bridge Avenue and North Newstead Avenue. The driver, a 21-year-old […]

Written by on May 7, 2013

Why You Need an Attorney If You’re in an Accident

A recent East St. Louis accident illustrates why you need a St. Louis personal injury attorney if you’re in an automobile accident or a motorcycle accident. Here’s what happened: A car and motorcycle approached the intersection of Missouri Avenue and 15th Street from opposite directions. When one driver attempted to turn left, the vehicles collided in […]

Written by on May 2, 2013