Month: October 2013

Texting Is Not The Only Distracted Driving Contributor For St. Louis Teens

When we think of distracted driving, we usually think of texting or talking on our cell phones while we’re driving. Without a doubt, these distractions have contributed to the rise of automobile accidents in St. Louis, specifically among younger drivers. However, some new research has become available that suggests that distracted driving might have another […]

Written by on October 31, 2013

St. Louis Slip and Fall Accidents Can Cause Debilitating Injuries

A leading cause of accidental injuries in the U.S., slip and fall accidents send nearly 9 million people to hospital emergency rooms every year, according to the National Security Council. Accidental falls are also the second-leading cause of accidental death in the home and community, resulting in more than 25,000 fatalities a year. Serious injuries […]

Written by on October 29, 2013

One Dead After SUV Accident At St. Louis Gas Station

For most of us, gassing up our vehicles is a rather routine task. No driver worries that something might happen to their vehicle while they’re getting their weekly fill-up. However, when an SUV landed on top of a parked car at a local gas station this weekend, it became clear that it wasn’t just another […]

Written by on October 24, 2013

Food-borne Illness Threat Is on the Rise in St. Louis

When St. Louis families sit down to dinner, they don’t expect salmonella to be on the menu; but the risk of serving food-borne illness with the chicken and tossed salad is increasing. In recent weeks, St. Louis residents have been threatened by tainted romaine lettuce at Schnucks and salmonella-infected Foster Farms’ chicken and Cargill’s ground […]

Written by on October 22, 2013

24-Year-Old Man Dies From Stab Wound Following Baseball Game

There’s no doubt that sports fans are some of the most passionate people out there. Sometimes their passions lead them to commit crimes, such as the tragic event that occurred following a San Francisco Giants game recently. According to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the man, along with his father and brother, attended […]

Written by on October 17, 2013

Fatal Construction Accident Halts Work on Stadium

Construction on the new Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers was temporarily halted after a fatal construction accident at the Santa Clara, California site. A 60-year-old construction worker was severely injured while unloading rebar at the stadium construction site yesterday morning. He died of his injuries after being transported to the hospital. The construction […]

Written by on October 15, 2013

Distracted Driving Continues To Be A Problem In St. Louis

Even though laws have been put into place that are supposed to decrease the amount of distracted drivers on the road, for some, the urge to take their eyes off the road for any reason is very real. Distracted driving continues to be a problem in St. Louis, however, we’re seeing reports from all over […]

Written by on October 10, 2013

Police Chase Results in 5-Car St. Louis Accident

A police chase that led to a 5-car accident injured 11 people Sunday night, including three children. St. Louis police officers were chasing a vehicle commandeered during an earlier carjacking. As officers attempted to pull over the stolen car near North Grand and Cass, the driver sped away, crashing a short time later. A chain reaction auto […]

Written by on October 8, 2013

Attention St. Louis Drivers: Toyota Sienna Minivan Recall

Many St. Louis drivers are proud owners of a family minivan. More than likely, many of them have opted to purchase the Sienna minivan from a local Toyota dealership. However, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, many models of this popular minivan are being recalled. If you are a Sienna driver who has suffered an accident […]

Written by on October 3, 2013

Annual Survey: St. Louis Drivers Far from Best but Not Worst

Out of 194 cities rated, St. Louis ranked in middle of the pack, coming in at 83 on the Allstate Insurance annual America’s Best Drivers Report. First issued nine years ago, the annual report ranks the nation’s 200 largest cities (population over 50,000) for driver safety. Of the three Missouri cities ranked, St. Louis came […]

Written by on October 1, 2013