Head-On Collision

Wrong-Way Crash on I-64 Leaves Two Injured

By John Page on August 29, 2011 - Comments off

Three vehicles were involved in a crash on Interstate 64 recently, leaving two drivers injured, as a woman attempted to drive the wrong way on the interstate and collided with another driver.

The woman, a Chesterfield resident, was driving west on the east-bound side of I-64 in west St. Louis County when she crashed head-on into another driver, a young man from Hazelwood. The man’s car was pushed sideways by the impact, sending its rear end into the path of a semi truck in the adjoining lane. The semi driver swerved to avoid hitting the car, but clipped its rear end before skidding off the highway and into a signpost.

Both of the passenger car drivers were taken to local hospitals. Hospital officials say the woman is in stable condition with minor injuries, while the man is listed in serious condition. The driver of the semi was not taken to the same hospital, and investigators have not said whether or not the semi driver was injured or how seriously.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, according to a news report from KMOV. They have not yet said what may have caused the woman to drive the wrong way on the highway.

The interstate highway system is designed to cut down on some of the common causes of car accidents by removing intersections, reducing stop-and-go situations, and dividing traffic traveling in separate directions. The higher speeds and chances of driver error, however, mean that highway crashes, when they do occur, can be devastating.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced Missouri head on collision injury attorneys at Page Law. Attorney John Page can help you figure out what happened and hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions. For a free consultation, call Page Law today at 314-322-8515.


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