St. Louis, Missouri (December 11, 2022) – Four people were reportedly injured in a traffic accident in the St. Louis area. On December 9 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Interstate 70.
According to authorities, the driver of the 2009 Nissan Altima began slowing down on the east side of Interstate 70 due to congestion in the area near Lucas and Hunter Roads. The driver of the 2021 Dodge Charger failed to slow down and hit the rear of the Nissan. Both vehicles were scrapped in the accident. Everyone in the Dodge fled the scene of the accident.
Four people in the Nissan were injured. The victims were identified as a three-year-old female, Pauline Kai, 19, Diontay Bell, 21, and Tay’Lah Bell, 21. All four victims were taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital for injuries.
The incident is still under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Pauline Kai, Diontay Bell, Tay’Lah Bell and the children injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Countless people are hospitalized with serious injuries in crashes every year. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions are one of the leading causes of injury in our state.
There are several main reasons why rear-end collisions occur more frequently in congested areas. First, when there is heavy traffic, the chances of someone making a mistake and causing an accident are more.
Second, drivers in congested areas are often trying to hurry and may not be paying as much attention to their surroundings as they should. Third, the rush of traffic makes it difficult for drivers to stop suddenly when needed, which can lead to rear-end collisions.
If you regularly drive in congested areas, it’s important to take extra care and take your time. Be aware of surrounding vehicles and give yourself plenty of room to brake. Be patient and don’t try to rush through traffic; it’s not worth the risk of an accident.
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, a St. Louis car accident attorney can help you get justice.
If you have been injured through someone else’s negligence, you need the services of an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Peterson & Associates, PC have more than 30 years of experience handling Missouri personal injury cases. They offer a free consultation to discuss your situation, so call 816-888-8888 today and get the help you deserve.
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