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Posted on January 12, 2017 by

Firefighter Hit by SUV in St. Louis

Accidents on St. Louis highways are pretty commonplace this time of year. The changes in the weather can cause slippery roads, which many motorists are not prepared to deal with. Recently, an accident occurred on I-55, which led to one firefighter getting badly injured.

According to the article on the Fox2News website, the fire department had responded to a call about an accident on the Interstate, and they had pulled a pumper truck across a lane of the highway to guard themselves as they worked. This is a standard practice. As the driver of the pumper truck was getting out, an SUV drove around it at that exact moment hitting the firefighter and the truck. The firefighter was thrown across a traffic lane from the impact of the accident.

During the winter months, the roadways in St. Louis can be sheets of ice, and in this case, the reporter claimed that the road was like an ice skating rink. These conditions lead to numerous accidents every year, but just because the weather is bad doesn’t serve as an excuse when a driver causes a collision.

As your St. Louis car accident attorney, we want you to know we’re here to assist you if you’re involved in a winter accident. Once you’ve notified the police and received proper medical care, we should be the next call you make. We’ll fight hard for you to be compensated.