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Wrongway driver causes four-vehicle crash, one person injured

Wrongway driver causes four-vehicle crash, one person injured

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2020

ST. LOUIS, MO – A wrong-way driver caused a four-vehicle crash on eastbound I-70 at South 5th Street on Sunday night.

Missouri State Highway Patrol report that the causing driver, identified as 30-year-old William Edwards, was transported to SSM Health DePaul Hospital for minor injuries.

The incident occurred as Edwards was driving a 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 westbound in the eastbound lanes. A 2000 GMC Sonoma attempted to avoid the Dodge, but the front of their vehicle struck the truck anyways. Immediately after this collision, a 2012 Volkswagen Passat slammed into the left side of the Dodge and rear end of the Sonoma. Then, the Dodge crashed through the concrete median and across all lanes of I-70 before hitting numerous construction signs on the south side of the highway.

It is unclear why the driver was traveling on the wrong side of I-70.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC 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 an interstate car accident, 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. Last, but certainly not least, reckless drivers need to be held accountable by enlisting the help of an experienced attorney who 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.


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