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Car Crashes Claim Eight Lives Over Memorial Day Weekend

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According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, eight people died as a result of traffic crashes over the Memorial Day weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that there were 295 traffic crashes, which included 130 injuries and eight fatalities as well as 146 arrests for driving while intoxicated between 6pm Friday and 11:59pm Monday. Those numbers are up from last year during the Memorial Day Weekend when troopers investigated 274 crashes, which included 119 injuries and six fatalities as well as 129 people arrested for driving while intoxicated. Of the eight people who lost their lives in car crashes over the weekend, none of them were wearing seatbelts. Three of the crash fatalities occurred in the Weldon Spring area, two in the Springfield area, and one in Poplar Bluff, Jefferson City and Rolla areas. Two of the fatalities occurred on Friday, three fatalities occurred Saturday, two on Sunday and the last fatality occurred on Monday. The ages of the individuals who died ranged from 17-years-old to 66-years-old.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are experienced with motor vehicle accident claims and can help you or someone you know who has been in a motor vehicle accident. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to car accidents and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 80 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.

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