Two Killed and Nine Injured In Missouri Auto Accident

June 4, 2013
A 43-year-old man and 37-year-old woman were killed and nine others were injured as the result of a Missouri Auto Accident that occurred last month. Reports indicate the crash happened just before 5 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-29, outside of St. Joseph, Missouri.

According to a story from The Examiner, a tractor-trailer had slowed for traffic that had built up behind a previous accident along the highway. A van carrying the deceased victims and 10 others failed to slow for the stopping truck and plowed into the rear of the vehicle’s trailer. Two other vehicles were then struck by the crashing van.

The impact of the collisions claimed the lives of the driver of the van and his wife. Eight other people in the van sustained serious injuries and were rushed by paramedics to a local hospital. The driver of another of the vehicles involved in the crash was also injured at taken to a trauma center for further examination.

The accident highlights the need for vehicles traveling along interstates to allow others plenty of room. This means allowing a minimum of at least three car lengths between each vehicle.

The Missouri Personal Injury Lawyers with CofmanTownsley are hopeful this tip will be successful in reducing motorists’ chances of being involved in a wreck, especially in high traffic areas.