The 32-year-old nurse and mother of two was working extra shifts at St. Louis University Hospital, determined to buy holiday presents for her children. But as the hard-working mom was driving to work this past weekend, she was killed in a traffic crash.
When a driver is paying attention to their phone rather than St. Louis traffic, they typically do not react as their vehicle closes in on another vehicle or pedestrian. After all, they are looking at what’s on their electronic device, not the impending collision. So the results of a new study make perfect sense: researchers have found that crashes caused by distracted drivers are more likely to result in severe injuries and fatalities than other motor vehicle wrecks.
It's difficult to find anyone who doesn't love Thanksgiving and all the trimmings. The holiday revolves around a great, big meal enjoyed with family and friends. Throw in a little dessert, football and time off of work - what's not to love?
Decades of safety research, regulation and innovation have helped to make automobiles safer today than ever. Despite rapid advances in technology, we must still face the reality that motor vehicle crashes resulting in injuries and sometimes fatalities happen every day in St. Louis.
St. Louis parents do their best every day to make sure that their children study hard, are courteous and kind and stay safe. It is increasingly difficult to keep kids safe, however, as more and more drivers pay more and more attention to their phones than to traffic and pedestrians.
Prior to the rise of ride-sharing services in St. Louis and other major U.S. cities, traffic fatalities were at the lowest point in more than 50 years. But the emergence of Uber and Lyft might have contributed to an increase in fatal car crashes in cities where the services operate, authors of a new study have said.
There has been an almost endless stream of heated back-and-forth in national media over the upcoming midterm elections. Sometimes overlooked in all the fury is the fact that Missouri voters will have three different medical marijuana proposals on their November ballots.
The story is a familiar one: on Saturday night, a car with a teen driver and passenger crossed the center line of a road and smashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle. Both drivers and their passengers were listed in serious condition at a St. Louis hospital.
At the beginning of every school year, parents fret about their children safely crossing streets. Little attention is typically paid to the parents and teachers who are there to guide the kids across roadways teeming with vehicles at the start and end of school days.
Swedish automaker Volvo has long put safety at the top of its priorities list, constantly pushing its designers and engineers to create new features that keep drivers and passengers safe. The company recently commissioned a survey on safety by The Harris Poll.