Two accidents occurred on Tuesday around 4:00 in the afternoon, including a construction accident and a vehicle accident. While at work in a work zone on Interstate 69, a construction worker was hit by a vehicle. The worker was taken to receive medical treatment for their injuries, which are said to be severe. Consequently, traffic built up on the interstate, which led to an accident involving six vehicles. People were injured due to the vehicle accident.
While driving, be sure to always follow the posted speed limit. Vehicles that speed through work zones pose an extremely big threat to the workers in the area. According to the Federal Highway Administration, work zone accidents made up for about 1.2% of the total vehicle accidents that occurred in 2013. Additionally, more than 4,400 people have passed away, and 200,000 people have been injured due to crashes in work zone areas in the past five years.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a work zone accident, contact the Saint Louis law firm Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth. With legal experience equally over 100 years, our attorneys have the resources and knowledge to handle the full range of accident cases. With the help of our lawyers, your accident will be investigated, negligence can be determined, and compensation can be recovered for your losses. Our attorneys take pride in supporting their clients while working to establish justice. To begin your legal journey, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth today.