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Posted on November 24, 2016 by

Semi-Truck Causes Fatal Accident Near St. Louis

There’s no denying that semi-trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. When they are speeding, the results can be catastrophic, and injuries or even deaths are bound to happen. That is precisely what occurred recently near St. Louis.

According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, four people were injured and one woman was killed because of a semi-truck accident. Witnesses stated that a woman jumped out of the passenger side of the semi-truck before the accident occurred. Police officers are not sure what the relationship was between the woman and the truck driver. However, once she jumped out of the truck, he started to speed and he hit several other vehicles in his path.

One of the vehicles he hit overturned and went into a ditch. A sixty-seven-year-old woman was in the vehicle at the time, and she died at the scene. The truck driver was taken into custody and an investigation is currently in progress.

If you don’t understand the law, you might not know what to do if you are involved in this type of crash. A St. Louis truck accident attorney can provide you with the insight you need so you know how to proceed. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, your St. Louis truck accident attorney if you’re involved in an accident with a semi-truck. We’ll help you fight for compensation that is due.