A severe truck accident that involved a semi and two passenger vehicles has resulted in the temporary closure of the St. Louis Poplar Bridge, as officials work to clear the wreckage. According to law enforcement officials at the scene, this truck accident occurred at around 5 am this morning on the westbound Interstate 64 at the Interstate 70 junction. One driver reportedly had to be cut out of a vehicle, and three others were reportedly transported to a local hospital for the treatment of non-fatal injuries. No one has reportedly been killed in this collision.
While officials have effectively rerouted traffic through the MLK, Eads and Stan Musial Veterans Memorial bridges, the area is still reportedly very congested, as the investigation is ongoing, and motorists are urged to find alternate routes into St. Louis this morning.
Investigation into Truck Accident Causes is Ongoing, Officials Report
At this time, investigators have not made any statements regarding whether the truck driver and/or the drivers of the other passenger vehicles were likely at fault for causing this serious accident. However, given the location and images of the wreckage – as well as the fact that some type of human error plays a role in more than 90 percent of all traffic accidents – it’s likely that at least one of the drivers will be found to have been at least partially at fault for causing this severe truck accident.
Some of the most common examples of human error that can contribute to truck accidents include (but are not limited to):
- Truck driver fatigue and/or distraction
- Truck driver intoxication
- Truck driver inexperience
- Other motorists’ negligence, which can include drunk driving, distracted driving and/or fatigued driving
- Any motorists’ reckless driving, such as the intentional choice to violate traffic laws (by, for example, speeding, running red lights and/or failing to yield the right-of-way).
St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law
If you have been injured in a truck accident or in any type of motor vehicle accident, contact the St. Louis truck accident lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including truck accident lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. One of our primary goals is to help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses so they can focus on their recovery and moving on with their lives.
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