St. Louis Car Crash Leaves Adult and Child in Critical Condition
July 5, 2011
Authorities are investigating a south St. Louis, Missouri, single car crash that occurred Monday afternoon. According to KSDK News, the accident occurred as the vehicle left Interstate 55 at the Loughborough exit. Witnesses say the vehicle seemed to be traveling at a high rate of speed on the exit ramp before continuing straight on Idaho Avenue.
The driver lost control and hit a curb, sending the vehicle flying through the air before rolling several times. The car came to rest when it became lodged between a nearby tree and house.
Officials with the St. Louis Police Department say that a child and adult were rescued from the wreckage and transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where both are listed in critical condition.
Investigators have closed northbound I-55 at the Loughborough exit so the police department’s accident reconstruction teams can work to determine the cause of the crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speed is a contributing factor in 31 percent of fatal accidents. Speeding drivers are less likely to see and be able to maneuver away from objects in the roadway.
If you have been injured in a high-speed accident that was no fault of your own, you should contact a Missouri Auto Accident Attorney with Cofman Townsley. They may be able to assist accident victims with settling cases for the compensation deserved.