One person injured in crash involving two tractor-trailers on I-70

ST. LOUIS, MO – One person was injured after a tractor-trailer rear-ended another tractor-trailer on eastbound I-70 on Friday morning.

Joshua A. Atkinson, 19, was traveling eastbound on I-70 west of Jennings Station Road in a tractor-trailer when he failed to notice another tractor-trailer stopped for traffic, police report. Atkinson’s tractor-trailer rear-ended the stopped tractor-trailer driven by 39-year-old Jason D. Daniels.

Daniels, of California, MO, was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital for minor injuries. Atkinson, of Laddonia, was not injured in the crash.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

The tractor-trailer driven by Atkinson was totaled and the other semi, driven by Daniels, sustained moderate damages.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a semi crash, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight against reckless truck drivers or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.