St. Robert Missouri Driver Dies in Collision on Interstate 44
The St. Louis today reports that Michael Kuehl was killed when his vehicle left route Z and crossed over into Interstate route 44 and was hit by a tractor trailer on the evening of July 24, 2012. The driver of the truck was injured and there was a third vehicle hit with some debris. There is no word yet on what exactly caused the vehicle to go onto the interstate. This was a very unfortunate accident that negatively affected the lives of a number of innocent people.
The Insurance Institute for Highway safety estimates that over 500,000 Semis and other large commercial vehicles were involved in accidents in 2010. The institute also estimates that there were more than 5,000 deaths and 100,000 injuries that occurred as a result of these crashes.
A careless act by a semi driver could certainly cause more damage and injury than one involving a smaller and lighter vehicle. The St. Louis truck accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman have obtained many settlements on behalf of those who have been seriously injured by the careless acts of someone driving a heavy duty truck. If you have suffered an injury in an accident involving a commercial vehicle visit our website to speak with a St. Louis truck accident expert today.