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Chain Reaction Crash Injures Three

Chain reaction crashes occur when multiple vehicles are involved in the same collision often in bad weather, or on high speed limit roads. For example, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D, an accident occured on US- 54 a 1/2 mile west of El Dorado Springs at 7:30AM on September 16th, that involved [..]

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Single Car Accident

Single car accidents involve one driver and one vehicle. For example the Missouri Highway Patrol reported the following single car accident. Tagger Kellum, 16, of El Dorado Springs, MO was driving a 1985 Toyota Pickup on September 14th.  He was involved in a crash at 9:04PM. The accident occured on County Road 201, 2 miles [..]

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Rural Road Car Crashes

Rural road car crashes car far less traffic than metropolitan roads but account for more than half of the auto accidents nationwide. In 2015, there were 35,092 traffic fatalities. Rural road crashes made up 53 percent of the fatal crashes and 54 percent of the fatalities.  The predominate factors in rural crashes are attributed to [..]

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Teen Car Crash Deaths

Teen car crash deaths are on the rise. Alcohol, drugs and distracted driving are all taking a toll on young drivers. For example take this tragic case: a teenager from Belle, MO was the passenger of a 2005 Dodge driven by Bradley Wells, 18, also of Belle, MO when he was killed in an accident [..]

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Lane Change Accident

Lane change accidents happen every day in Missouri. For example, Victoria Fritchey, 19 and Aleksa Baker, 3, of Dixon, MO sustained minor injuries in an accident that occured on I- 44 westbound at mile marker 180.2 on September 8th at 5:48PM. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop the accident happened as a tractor [..]

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Compensation for Bicyclist After Serious Injury

A bicyclist injured through the negligence of a motorist can make a claim for compensation in Missouri. Bicyclist injuries are common. When a car is involved the results can sever. In 2016, there were 840 bicyclists killed in traffic crashes in the United States. Thousand suffer injuries ever year. For example, Nicholas White, 32, of [..]

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House Fire Deaths

House fires are a homeowners worst nightmare.  For example on January 28th, the Moberly Fire Department responded to a fire call for a residence located at 115 South Fifth Street in Moberly, Missouri. At approximately 1:15 a.m., the fire broke out in the home’s kitchen. Neighbors reported hearing explosions, which were believed to be caused [..]

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Two Columbia Residents Injured In Car Accident

A couple from Columbia and a woman from Moberly were taken to the hospital after a wreck in Boone County at Route B and Highway HH early Thursday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Sara Forsythe, of Moberly, hit a car driven by Hattie Fletcher of Columbia. Mrs. Fletcher’s passenger, Thomas Fletcher, was also [..]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Major Crash Investigation Unit

In 1997, the Missouri State Highway Patrol created the Major Crash Investigation Unit (MCIU). Currently, the Highway Patrol has twelve officers assigned to four Major Crash Investigation Units, located strategically throughout the state. The primary mission of the MCIU is to investigate and provide detailed reporting of serious crashes involving multiple fatalities, commercial motor vehicles and crashes [..]

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