Tag: vehicle accidents

Young Women Most Likely to Die in St. Louis Auto Accident

Women drivers between the ages of 21 and 30 are at greatest risk of dying in a St. Louis auto accident. Compared to young men, women drivers are 25.9% more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study on the role age and gender play […]

Written by on July 25, 2013

Impaired Driver Plows into Bus Stop Killing Baby, Injuring Mother

A baby was killed and her mother seriously injured when a driver plowed into a bus stop in St Louis’ Northwoods neighborhood last month. According to news reports, the driver was on his way to dialysis treatment and may have suffered a diabetic seizure, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Both the driver […]

Written by on May 9, 2013

Cyclist in Alton Hit by an Intoxicated Driver Dies

According to a recent news story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a cyclist over the April 13th weekend has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI. The driver is facing these very serious charges due to the fact that he was under the influence of […]

Written by on April 25, 2013

Two Elderly people Fatally Injured in a Head on Collision

The car crash in St. Peters on Saturday April 13, 2013 that took the life of one of the passengers has now claimed the driver as well. Mr. Donald Gemienhart has died as a result of the injuries he suffered when the car he was driving was hit head on by a car that had […]

Written by on April 23, 2013

One Killed and Two Seriously Injured by Fleeing Vehicle

The St. Louis Post Dispatch has reported that the driver of a vehicle that caused a fatal accident on March 14th was trying to get away from another accident he was involved in. The second accident took the life of the driver in the other vehicle and two other passengers were in critical condition after […]

Written by on April 4, 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

Fleeing Driver Causes Accident on Highway 67

A man driving a Silverado pick-up truck turned onto highway 67 going the wrong way and hit another vehicle causing it to overturn about one mile past the Clark Bridge.  According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report on March 12 the driver of the pick up truck was a suspect in a home invasion in […]

Written by on March 19, 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