St. Louis Man Killed In Tractor-Trailer Accident
August 21, 2012
A 54-year-old St. Louis, Missouri, man was killed earlier this week in a tractor-trailer accident in St. Charles County. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the accident occurred around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday along Highway 370.
Reports indicate that a 25-year-old driver of a pickup truck, who is suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol, was traveling east along Highway 370 when he collided with a tractor-trailer. Rather than pull off to the side of the highway, he stopped in the center lane of traffic and got out of the vehicle to inspect the damage. Traffic quickly began to back up behind the stopped pickup, including two other tractor-trailers.
The 54-year-old victim was also traveling east in a commercial tractor-trailer when he was unable to stop in time for the traffic that had built and collided with the back of another tractor-trailer that was stopped.
The driver of the pickup was arrested following the St. Louis truck accident and is being held on suspicion of driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter. He had one previous drinking and driving conviction in 2005.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with CofmanTownsley Injury Lawyers say that drinking and driving is considered to be negligent on the part of the driver and would encourage anyone who has been hurt in a Missouri drunk driving accident to discuss your legal options with a qualified attorney immediately.