In recent years, St. Louis has witnessed a worrying rise in traffic-related injuries and fatalities, particularly within the city limits. At OnderLaw, we’re committed to raising awareness about this pressing issue and offering legal support to those affected by traffic accidents.
A Closer Look at the High-Risk Zones
Our city’s infrastructure presents various challenges for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. Recent studies have pinpointed several intersections as particularly perilous:
- Goodfellow & I-70
- Natural Bridge & Kingshighway
- St. Louis Ave & I-70
- Salisbury & I-70
- Page/MLK & Grand
- Natural Bridge & Union
- Tucker & Cass
- Washington & Broadway
- Washington & I-44
- Russell/Gravois & I-55
Among these, Washington & Broadway stands out as the most hazardous, with a distressing record of 126 injuries and one fatality. This alarming statistic reflects a broader trend in our city, where traffic accidents are not just numbers – they represent real lives impacted.
Understanding the Underlying Causes
The surge in traffic incidents can be attributed to multiple factors, including a significant issue with drunk driving. Shockingly, a quarter of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in St. Louis are related to drunk driving. Additionally, there’s been a noted decrease in traffic stops and ticketing, suggesting a need for heightened vigilance and adherence to traffic regulations.
Driving Safely Through St. Louis
As you navigate these dangerous intersections, we urge you to take extra precautions:
- Stay Alert: Always be mindful of your surroundings, especially at these high-risk intersections.
- Practice Defensive Driving: Anticipate potential hazards, such as sudden stops or erratic drivers.
- Be Pedestrian-Aware: Keep an eye out for pedestrians and other vehicles to avoid accidents.
- Respect the Law: Remember, the police are vigilant in these areas, and traffic violations can have serious legal consequences.
OnderLaw: Your Ally in Legal Matters
If you or someone you know has been involved in a traffic accident at these intersections, OnderLaw is here to help. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these incidents can take on victims and their families. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support and guidance to ensure your rights are protected.