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Posted on June 4, 2013 by

Holiday Auto Accidents Kill 5 in Missouri

Five people died in Missouri auto accidents over the Memorial Day weekend. Missouri state troopers reported investigating 274 automobile accidents over the three-day holiday weekend in which dozens of people were injured and five people lost their lives. The holiday crackdown on drunk driving resulted in 129 arrests.

St. Louis personal injury attorneys noted that holiday deaths seemed to cover the accident spectrum:

  • An Arkansas man died in a motorcycle accident when a car rear-ended his bike near Washburn.
  • In a tragic pedestrian accident, a Farmington woman was struck by a car while trying to cross Route 32.
  • An auto accident in Portageville resulted in a horrific death when the car caught fire.
  • A Walnut Grove man died when his car overturned in a Eudora car accident.
  • A Camp Pendleton soldier on leave was killed in an ATV accident when his ride overturned in Perry County.

With more people traveling, St. Louis vehicle accident rates always seem to jump during holiday weekends. Tired, inattentive or intoxicated drivers are more likely to be involved in roadway accidents that can result in personal injuries or even death. If you or a family member has been injured in a St. Louis vehicle accident, the experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman can review your case and fight to ensure that you are fully compensated for your losses.