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Posted on January 8, 2015 by

Icy Roads are Sure to Mean an Increase in Car Accidents in St. Louis

Old Man Winter has reared his head, and that means we can expect at least a few months of icy road conditions in St. Louis. In fact, according to a recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, motorists are already experiencing issues on the roads.

Interstate roads 64, 55 and 70 were all affected by the ice recently, causing twelve different car crashes near downtown St. Louis. Interstate 64 was actually shut down for a period of about two hours after one crash.

Of course, it’s important for the city to make sure roads and interstates are being salted to prevent crashes, however, it’s also important for drivers to make sure they’re traveling safely at all times. Black ice can be hard to identify, especially at night, so it’s important to make sure you use extreme caution at all times during the winter months.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we always see an increase in the number of car accidents this time of year. Some of them would have been impossible to prevent, but others are the result of pure negligence on the part of the driver.

If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident during the winter, it’s important to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney right away. An attorney will be able to go over the details of your case with you and fight for compensation.