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Posted on July 12, 2016 by

Vehicle Crashes into Tractor Trailer Near St. Louis

If you live in St. Louis, you’re probably very familiar with the sight of accidents involving large, commercial trucks along our highways. These accidents happen all the time, and they occur for a variety of reasons.

Recently, one accident involving a semi truck and a small vehicle occurred just outside St. Louis on EB I-70 in St. Clair County. This accident happened on the morning of Tuesday, 6/28. The semi truck driver had pulled onto the shoulder of the highway when the car struck from behind. The driver of the vehicle was injured but fortunately survived the crash, and the tractor trailer driver was not injured. Of course, this situation could have been much worse.

The accident could have been caused by a number of factors, and authorities are still uncertain as to what led to it. Quite often in these situations, the semi truck driver is to blame, but accidents like these are also caused by distracted driving, careless driving, or speeding. Either way, damage has been done, and someone should have to pay for that damage.

If you or someone you know has recently been in an accident with a tractor trailer, it’s important to contact a St. Louis truck accident attorney right away. Only a qualified St. Louis truck accident attorney will be able to advise you about the steps you need to take to be compensated for damages and injuries.