An auto accident happened early Sunday and caused the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 to be closed for several hours. According to St. Louis police, the accident happened at around 1:30 a.m. and involved multiple vehicles. Authorities have not yet given details as to what caused the crash that occurred on I-44 in the eastbound lanes near Grand Avenue. Two individuals were transported to the hospital for injuries sustained, and one is listed in serious condition and the other in critical condition. The eastbound lanes were closed for nearly six hours as police cleared debris and reconstructed the crash.
Each day car accidents claim the lives of thousands and injure lots more. In fact, 101 people are killed in auto accidents every day in the United States, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. Several factors can lead to an auto accident and can include dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and neglect driving. All of these causes of accidents are preventable, and those responsible should be held accountable. Injured individuals and families of lost loved ones, may have grounds to file an auto accident case. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of combined legal experience. Our attorneys take pride in fighting to hold the negligent party accountable for your accident while recovering the maximum financial compensation for your damages. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.