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Posted on May 10, 2016 by

Multi-Semi Truck Accident Turns Fiery Outside St. Louis

Just one semi truck accident can cause a lot of damage, but when more than one tractor trailer is involved, the results can be deadly. Fortunately, no one died in an accident that occurred outside St. Louis on Interstate 44, but this accident could have been much worse.

As your St. Louis truck accident attorney, we want to be sure you understand that commercial vehicles and semi trucks have to operate by rules that are much more strict than what automobile drivers have to abide by.

This particular accident was reported on the 5 On Your Side website, and the article indicates that one truck came over a ridge and happened upon a traffic pile-up. The driver was unable to slow down in time, and he crashed into another tractor trailer. This set off a chain reaction, and there were a total of three tractor trailers involved in the accident.

Two of the trucks caught fire, but there were no other vehicles involved in the pile-up. One truck was carrying hazardous materials, which can be very dangerous to the public. In this case, however, the situation was contained and cleaned up fairly quickly.

Our busy roadways are filled with semi trucks, and accidents can happen at any time. If you’re involved in one, contact your St. Louis truck accident attorney right away to get the help you need with filing a claim for your case.