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.
If you drive southwest of St. Louis for about three hours, you will arrive in Texas County, Missouri. The rugged, rural area was recently the site of a motor vehicle crash that has left a three-year-old boy without his mother and father.
If you drive southwest of St. Louis for about two hours, you'll arrive in Washington County. The sparsely populated area was the site of a recent fatal drunk driving crash, officials there said. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a man was charged with driving while intoxicated after his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 21.
If you drive west of St. Louis for about four and a half hours, you will come to Peculiar, Missouri. The town of less than 5,000 recently made headlines when a bicyclist there was struck by a SUV driven by a local police officer. Fortunately, the bicyclist apparently sustained only minor injuries in the collision.
Which would you rather hold tightly and keep safe: your child or your phone? Of course the answer for most St. Louis parents would be their children - or would it? According to a new study, about half of parents of young kids talk on their beloved phone while driving with their children in the vehicle.
We hope that all of the regular readers of our St. Louis personal injury blog had enjoyable, safe Fourth of July holidays. Unfortunately, holidays are often a time when some irresponsible members of society get drunk, cause motor vehicle wrecks that injure innocent motorists. In the very worst case scenarios, people die in those violent crashes.