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Missouri Truck Accidents News

Written by: OnderLaw, LLC
Last Updated : July 22, 2022
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Four Ways to Prevent Truck Accidents

Posted on June 1st, 2022

The idea of being in a truck accident is frightening. A fully loaded tractor-trailer generally weighs around 80,000 pounds. The average car weighs just 4,000 pounds. Of the 37,133 fatal accidents in a recent year, over 13 percent of them involved at least one large truck or bus. In accidents with large trucks, 72 percent of… Read More

Why Do Truck Accident Cases Take So Long to Settle?

Posted on March 15th, 2022

Accidents between large trucks and passenger cars are often challenging to handle. Since commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and compact cars weigh around 3,000 pounds, it’s an instant mismatch. The smaller vehicle occupants typically sustain more severe injuries than the truck occupants. Multiple parties could also be at fault… Read More

Firefighters pull 2 men, dog from crash on I-44 in Meramec Twp

Posted on January 24th, 2022

MERAMEC TWP, MO – Firefighters with the Eureka and Fenton Fire Departments pulled two men and a dog from the wreckage of a truck crash on I-44 southwest of St. Louis earlier this month. Leader Publications reports that firefighters were dispatched to I-44 westbound past Antire Road at 6:05 a.m. on January 15. They arrived… Read More

Kentucky woman dead after being dragged by semi-truck on Hwy W

Posted on January 15th, 2022

FORISTELL, MO (ST. CHARLES COUNTY) – A woman from Kentucky was fatally hit and dragged by a truck on Highway W in the Foristell area this morning, according to information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The crash happened at 11 Highway W, north of I-70/Highway 40 at around 8 a.m., when 73-year-old Bonnie J.… Read More

3 dead following collision involving firetruck near Broadway Blvd and Westport Rd

Posted on December 21st, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO – A crash between a fire truck and an SUV near Broadway Blvd and Westport Rd left three people dead last week, Fox 4 reports. Jennifer San Nicholas, 41, was driving the SUV when it collided with the fire truck. Nicholas and her passenger, Michael J. Elwood, 25, died in the crash.… Read More

Driver rear-ends semi-truck on I-44 near Bowles Ave

Posted on December 13th, 2021

FENTON, MO – A driver was hurt after they rear-ended a semi-truck on eastbound I-44 east of Bowles Ave Monday, according to MSHP. At 7:55 a.m., Charles D. Lewis, 67, was driving east on I-44 when he collided with the back of a Volvo VNL7 operated by Singh Dhamanjot, 21, who was stopped for congested… Read More

3 injured in 3-vehicle collision on Telegraph Rd near Tenbrook Rd

Posted on December 7th, 2021

ARNOLD, MO – Three people were injured in a multi-car collision on Telegraph Rd near Tenbrook Rd Monday, according to My Leader Paper. Tatyana V. Kozlova, 22, was driving a Toyota Corolla south on Telegraph Rd when her vehicle strayed off the roadway. Kozlova then overcorrected and crossed the center line into the path of… Read More

Trucker injured after rear-ending SUV in traffic

Posted on December 3rd, 2021

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – A truck driver was injured yesterday afternoon when he became distracted and collided with an SUV stopped in traffic, which caused his semi to run off the roadway and overturn. State troopers say the crash happened on northbound I-270 just past Dorsett Road at about 4:40 p.m. on December 2. McKenzey… Read More

2 injured when speeding car hits trailer in Farmington

Posted on December 3rd, 2021

FARMINGTON, MO – A speeding driver injured himself and his passenger when he drove into a semi-towed trailer on US 67 in Farmington, MSHP reports. State troopers say that 30-year-old Trevor Biri was driving too fast for conditions, which caused him to lose control of his 2011 Infiniti X37 while negotiating a turn near Route… Read More

Infant, girl, and 2 men injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-44 near Oakland

Posted on November 21st, 2021

OAKLAND, MO (ST. LOUIS COUNTY)  – Four people, including an infant boy and a 10-year-old girl, were hurt in a crash involving a semi-truck on I-44 near the Oakland area this afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The crash happened on I-44 eastbound, near Berry Road at around 2:16 p.m., after the driver… Read More

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