Several recent multi-car wrecks highlight the serious hazards Missouri drivers face while traveling on icy roads.
On Monday night, Interstate 55 near Scott City was shut down for about three hours after a series of chain-reaction crashes, KFVS-12 reports.
At about 10:30 pm, a truck driver hit a patch of ice and lost control of his semi before his rig overturned. A Scott City police office responding to the scene also lost control of his car on the icy road and slid down an embankment. The patrol car then hit a MoDOT vehicle that had slid off the highway and overturned.
Although at least five other cars were involved in the pile-up, no one was seriously injured. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Many people are hurt or killed each year in weather-related auto accidents.
That’s why it is important to slow down when the roads are slick. Even if a motorist is following the posted limits, a driver can still be going too fast when the weather conditions are considered. Under the law, a motorist who is driving too fast for the conditions and causes an accident may be sued for negligence.
At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. we hope you can avoid a future accident. However, if you were unfortunate enough to be involved in an auto accident, rest assured that help is available. Please schedule a free consultation with motor vehicle accident attorney Chris Hoffmann by calling us at (314) 361-4242 or filling out our personal injury intake form.