Three people died Thursday night in two separate traffic accidents in the Greater St. Louis area. The first accident occurred near O'Fallon Park on Interstate 70 in north St. Louis at approximately 10:30 p.m. According to the St. Louis Police Department, a GMC Yukon struck a center concrete median and overturned as it was attempting to change lanes at Adelaide. As the Yukon overturned on the interstate, two people were ejected, and the vehicle struck a Ford Taurus. A woman ejected from the Yukon died at the scene of the accident and the other, a man, died later at the hospital, according to officials. Officials report a third passenger in the back seat of the Yukon listed in serious condition at the hospital. No passengers in the Ford Taurus were hurt in the accident. Emergency crews closed the interstate for nearly four hours while officials worked the scene.
The other fatal accident occurred on St. Charles Rock Road near Route 141 in Bridgeton. Police say a motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck several hours later around 6 a.m. The motorcyclist died from injuries caused by the crash. Police had the westbound lanes of St. Charles Rock Road closed for some time. No other details of the accident have been released.
Fatal traffic accidents fill the news headlines every day in the Greater St. Louis area. While accidents are a fact of life in St. Louis, innocent victims can still find justice and restitution. If you’ve been an innocent victim in a traffic accident and sustained a significant injury, please contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, today.