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Posted on November 28, 2013 by

Crosssover Wreck Causes a Fatality

A forty-nine-year-old woman was killed recently in a car accident involving a Freightliner tractor trailer that was traveling north on highway 45 in Missouri. The driver of the tractor trailer, a thirty-eight-year-old Springfield man, crossed over into the southbound lanes. When he did, he struck a Chevy pick-up truck, forcing it off the road. He then ran into a Toyota Sienna, killing the driver of the vehicle. The woman’s seven-year-old son, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was not killed. However, he was taken to the hospital with very serious injuries.

At the time of the article, which appeared on The Kansas City Star website, it was unclear whether or not alcohol was involved in this accident. The driver of the tractor trailer was charged with involuntary manslaughter as well as two counts of assault.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we hear tragic stories like this all the time. The family of the woman who died in the crash deserves to be compensated for their loss, and the others who suffered from various injuries deserve to be compensated as well.

It’s our job to make sure those who break the law have to pay for the pain they caused. If you, or someone you love, is injured in an accident, contact us, your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, for help right away.