A fatal vehicle accident occurred in Washington around 5:35 in the morning. The accident took place when the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control of their vehicle while approaching traffic on Interstate 270, which resulted in the vehicle jackknifing. The tractor-trailer then rear-ended a Toyota Corolla. As a result, the Corolla hit the vehicle that was in front of him, which was a Ford F-150. Tragically, the driver of the Corolla passed away at the scene of the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries. The case is being investigated for more information.
When operating a motor vehicle, especially in areas of high speeds, it is important that drivers leave a adequate amount of space between them and the vehicle in front of them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 2.5 of the 6 million vehicle accidents that take place yearly are caused by rear-end crashes. By leaving enough room between vehicles, you are giving yourself more time to brake safely.
The Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth can provide supreme legal assistance if you or a loved one have been involved in a vehicle accident. With over a century of combined legal experience, our team has handled a variety of car accident cases and recovered over $350 million in compensation for vehicle accident victims. Our team will apply our legal knowledge to your case in order to press charges against the negligent party while acquiring compensation for your losses suffered from the accident. For a free no obligation consultation, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth today.