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Posted on November 21, 2017 by

I-70 a Corridor to Death – Auto Accidents on the Rise

How many more lives will I-70 claim this year? The death toll has now reached nine. The St. Louis truck accident attorneys at Hoffman and Gelfman want you to be aware of the dangers surrounding this particular western stretch of I-70…

Young Mother’s Life Cut Short
25-year-old Missouri resident Kaylie Real died Sunday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital following injuries sustained after failing to reduce speed and crashing into a tractor-trailer in her attempt to merge near a construction zone. Her 4-year-old son was also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

Fifth Crash Along Hendricks County Stretch this Year
This I-70 site saw seven fatalities in 2014, five in 2015, and one fatal crash in 2016. This year, Indiana State Police point to construction zones and drivers failing to reduce speed when approaching slowed traffic. Following too closely, inattention, and distraction have also been blamed as accident factors.

Increased Traffic and Construction Not a Good Mix
State Rep. Clyde Kersey of Terre Haute thinks widening the highway to three lanes could stem the flow of accidents resulting from drivers fighting for position in a single lane, though no timeline has been set for a lane addition.

Have careless drivers cut the life of a loved one short? Ensure the future of your family with the help of St. Louis truck accident attorneys at Hoffman and Gelfman today.