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Posted on June 9, 2016 by

St. Louis Passenger Survives Fatal Truck Accident

Semi trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road, and many people don’t realize that they need to be operated differently from cars in order to maintain the safety of everyone near them.

According to an article in the Boston Globe, a six-mile-long traffic jam resulted in an extensive line of stop and go traffic. One woman, who was driving an SUV, was stopped behind a tractor trailer, waiting for traffic to move again. She had one passenger in the vehicle with her, a young man from St. Louis.

The article states that another tractor trailer approached her vehicle from behind, but the driver was going too fast to stop in time. The force of the crash pushed her vehicle under the semi truck in front of her and she died instantly. However, her passenger survived.

This accident would not have occurred if the second tractor trailer had been traveling at a safe speed for the road conditions. As your St. Louis truck accident attorney, we want you to know that if you or a loved one is ever in a serious accident with this type of commercial vehicle, we will work hard to help you get the justice you deserve.

You need the help of a St. Louis truck accident attorney in order to fight cases such as this one. Please contact us to learn more about your rights and file your case.