Missouri police are investigating a three-car accident that occurred near Ashland, Missouri. The accident involved one large truck, a sport utility vehicle, and a van. The Missouri car accident critically injured one and sent two to the hospital. The Missouri Highway Patrol suspects the driver of the truck, who allegedly caused a portion of the accident, was under the influence of alcohol.
According to authorities, the accident occurred when the driver of the SUV was attempting to cross Highway 63 at Route A. The SUV hit the truck while trying to cross the highway, but regained control. After the truck was hit, the truck crossed over a lane of traffic and continued to hit a van that was entering the highway. Those injured in the Ashland auto accident were airlifted to the hospital; the driver of the van was the only uninjured driver.
Although no citations were issued at the scene of the accident, authorities report that the truck driver seemed to be under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol-related traffic accidents are, unfortunately, quite common and cause severe injury and death. In 2006, national statistics indicate that over 30% of the year’s traffic fatalities, nearly 14,000 deaths, were caused by alcohol-related accidents. Additionally, approximately 2,000 of those killed were children under the age of 14.
Alcohol-related car crashes often lead to car accident lawsuits and wrongful death claims. Page Law, A Missouri Personal Injury Law Firm, aggressively represents injured clients in Missouri car accident claims as well as the families of those killed in traffic accidents in wrongful death actions.
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