Month: August 2013

Distracted Drivers Accidents on the Rise

According to 2013 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day in the United States more than nine people are killed, and more than 1,000 injured, in crashes involving a distracted driver. Though distracted drivers have always shared the highways– witness people dealing with children or other passengers, eating or looking […]

Written by on August 29, 2013

Trooper Pushes Worker to Safety in Construction Zone Accident

Quick thinking allowed a veteran Virginia State Police trooper to push a highway worker to safety before he and another worker were hit by an out-of-control pickup truck in a construction zone accident yesterday. The three men were conferring on the side of the road when the speeding truck jumped the curb and plowed into the […]

Written by on August 27, 2013

St. Louis Man Injures Others While Fleeing from Police

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a St. Louis man that caused a car crash, in which police say at least two other vehicles were struck, was trying to flee police. To complicate matters, the man driving the car injured his son in this crash because his son was not in a car seat at […]

Written by on August 22, 2013

Motorcyclist Critically Injured in St. Louis Accident

A motorcycle rider suffered critical injuries in a serious St. Louis motorcycle accident that occurred over the weekend. The motorcyclist was struck by a car in a horrific T-bone collision at the intersection of Branch and Broadway in St. Louis. While the occupants of the car were unhurt, the motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with […]

Written by on August 20, 2013

Families Using Hidden Cameras to Tape Nursing Home Abuse

Last year, nursing home workers were caught on tape taunting and physically abusing a 96-year-old woman with dementia. The abuse was filmed by a hidden camera her daughters had placed in the room because they suspected someone of stealing from their mother. The women never imagined that their mother was being subjected to horrible abuse […]

Written by on August 15, 2013

Burn Danger Forces Big Lots to Recall Tabletop Torches

More than 20 incidents of burn injuries and fire-related property damage have prompted Big Lots to recall 30,000 tabletop torches, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced last week. The torches were made in India and sold in two sizes for $8 to $20 at Big Lot stores nationwide between March and June. St. Louis residents […]

Written by on August 13, 2013

Why You Need St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer in Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Earlier this week a fatal multi-vehicle accident in north St. Louis closed I-270 in both directions. As traffic stacked up and stopped in the right lane if I-270 at the Riverview exit, a car stopped behind a tanker truck was trapped when another car slammed into it from the rear. The driver of the trapped […]

Written by on August 8, 2013

St. Louis Elevator Accident Kills Musician

The St. Louis music community is mourning the death of a local musician and popular radio show host. The 61-year-old man fell to his death in a freak St. Louis elevator accident during a weekend move into a St. Charles Street loft in downtown St. Louis. The musician and his friends were using the building’s […]

Written by on August 6, 2013

4 Injured in St. Louis Hit and Run Accident

A 17-year-old driver has been charged with reckless homicide, failure to report an accident involving a fatality, speeding, obstruction of justice and several other charges in connection to a fatal hit and run accident near Cahokia last week. A 9-year-old boy was killed when the driver of the car hit the boy’s bike. The car […]

Written by on August 1, 2013