Tag: traffic accidents

Traffic Accident Fatalities Are Rising

As the years have gone by, the St. Louis traffic accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman have been shocked at the increase in traffic accidents, particularly given the amount of safety technology available in vehicles these days. 2016 fatalities increased 6% to 40,200, on the heels of a 7% rise in 2015. What’s Driving the […]

Written by on September 12, 2017

Annual Survey: St. Louis Drivers Far from Best but Not Worst

Out of 194 cities rated, St. Louis ranked in middle of the pack, coming in at 83 on the Allstate Insurance annual America’s Best Drivers Report. First issued nine years ago, the annual report ranks the nation’s 200 largest cities (population over 50,000) for driver safety. Of the three Missouri cities ranked, St. Louis came […]

Written by on October 1, 2013

2 Ride of the Century Participants Killed in Motorcycle Accidents

This year’s 11th Ride of the Century motorcycle event got off to a tragic start when two participants were killed in separate motorcycle accidents that occurred over the Labor Day weekend. While both St. Louis motorcycle accidents involved Ride of the Century participants, neither crash occurred during Ride events. A St. Charles motorcyclist died Saturday […]

Written by on September 3, 2013

St. Louis Police Office among 3 Injured in Auto Accident

Tuesday night, a car collided with a St. Louis police cruiser that was responding to a call for aid, sending the officer and two occupants of the vehicle to the hospital with serious injuries. A third occupant of the car fled the scene on foot. The collision occurred in midtown St. Louis just east of […]

Written by on June 13, 2013

Texting Now Leading Cause of Death of Teen Drivers

Texting has replaced drinking as the No. 1 cause of auto accident deaths among teen drivers. The number of teen deaths and injuries related to texting while driving has skyrocketed. Each year, texting while driving results in an estimated 3,000 teen deaths and 300,000 injuries nationwide, according to a recent study by the Cohen Children’s […]

Written by on May 14, 2013

Driver in Home Fatality Gets Additional Charges

A Godfrey man who drove an SUV into a home, killing one of the people who lived there, has been charged with more crimes.  According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch article published March 19, 2013 the driver was under the influence of marijuana, cocaine, anxiety medication and alcohol when he crashed into the home. […]

Written by on March 28, 2013

Kirkwood Woman Gets Three Years for Fatal Accident

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that a driver of a car that struck and killed a bicyclist last year was sentenced to three years imprisonment. The sentence is the result of a plea bargain and the Kirkwood woman may be eligible for parole in one year. The incident was brought to trial because the […]

Written by on March 21, 2013

St. Louis Woman Charged with Several Offenses Due to DUI

A St. Louis woman who was found unresponsive behind the wheel of her car after causing a head on collision has been charged with many offenses, including DUI and two counts of felony assault. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that the accused was driving the wrong way on Route 40/61 and that when the […]

Written by on March 14, 2013

Road Rage Incident Leads to Jail time and Forfeiture of Gun Permit

A man who was arrested last fall in a road rage incident has received a suspended 5 year sentence but will spend thirty days in jail for aiming a handgun at another driver in a road rage incident. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on March 4 that the man in question was making a left […]

Written by on March 12, 2013

Missouri Texting Law May Be Working

According to a Columbia Missourian story reprinted in the St Louis Post-Dispatch the Missouri law against texting by young drivers has not yet resulted in many tickets being written. The story does pass on the sentiment that it is a hard law to enforce, maybe because of the fact that those violating the law may […]

Written by on March 7, 2013