Freezing Rain Causes Multiple St. Louis Accidents

Freezing rain across Missouri on January 21, 2012, has caused numerous car and truck crashes. Rain and ice began to coat Missouri and Illinois roadways between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The Missouri Department of Transportation issued multiple reports of accidents across the east Illinois and St. Louis area. A terrible crash near the Missouri River and Interstate 70 forced the closure of all eastbound lanes of traffic for a significant period of time just after 5:00 p.m. In addition, St. Louis police reported that Interstate 55 northbound near Gascondae and Arsenal was closed due to several vehicles piling up.  Illinois State Police have also reported a heavy volume of car and truck accidents due to inclement winter weather.

St. Louis City residents reported treacherous sidewalk and road conditions. St. Louis City businesses scrambled to apply salt and deicers to sidewalks as the ice accumulated. The Missouri Department of Transportation took precautions to ensure Missouri Roadways were better prepared this time around.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has reported they will delay the two week shutdown of the ramp at Sixth Street and eastbound 40. MoDOT also reports cancellation of the closure of Interstate 64 (Highway 40) between the Poplar Street Bridge and Jefferson Avenue set to begin this weekend. The closure of Highway 40 is now set for next weekend (January 27 through the 30) and the two week shutdown of the Sixth Street ramp will begin January 28th.

Missouri and Illinois motorists should remember to use extra caution when driving in winter weather conditions. Education on winter driving tips can help reduce accidents and save lives. Icy roadways do not relieve drivers of their safe driving duty. If you are injured through the negligent driving of another, you should immediately contact an Illonois or Missouri accident lawyer to obtain information on your right of reimbursement. Accidents are the result of a failure to exercise the appropriate level of care. If you cause an accident, you responsible for reimbursing injured parties for all of their harms and losses.  Be careful out there!

In addition, business owners have a duty to remove snow and ice from their premises. While business owners do not have to catch snow and ice as it falls, they do have a duty to take precautions for approaching inclement weather. In addition, business owners must take steps to remove ice and snow in order to make their property safe for customers. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident as the result of falling on accumulated ice and snow on the property of another, contact a St. Louis premises lawyer to discuss reimbursement for your injury.

Recent News

See What's Happening

  • Motorcycle Fatalities Surge in 2018

    Motorcycle Fatalities Surge in 2018

    You are 29 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than a car wreck, totaling to about 5,000 fatalities per year. The...
  • The Undeniable Truth of Texting and Driving Accidents

    The Undeniable Truth of Texting and Driving Accidents

    DUIs, icy conditions, speeding, and inexperienced drivers used to account for the majority of road injuries and death. Not so much in 2018. More...
  • How to Win a Personal Injury Claim

    How to Win a Personal Injury Claim

    More than 40 million people suffer from serious injuries each year in the United States, though many of them are unsure what to do...
  • St. Louis DUI Lawyers and Community Safety

    St. Louis DUI Lawyers and Community Safety

    According to MoDOT, St. Louis alone experienced 862 car accident fatalities in 2015. Alcohol and drugs played a role in this alarming statistic and...
  • Pre-Liability Waiver Lawyers in St. Louis

    Pre-Liability Waiver Lawyers in St. Louis

    In effect, a liability waiver or release is a document set in place to protect businesses or organizations from being sued in the event...
  • St. Louis Bicycle Accident Claims

    St. Louis Bicycle Accident Claims

    While there are fewer cyclists on the roads than cars and trucks, the injury and mortality rates are much higher than the average motorist....

Meet Christopher R. Dixon

Legal & Injury Representation St. Louis Deserves.

Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

Recent Successes

  • Policy Limits Settlement

    Missouri Truck Accident

    $30,000.00 Settlement

    Missouri Car Crash With Minor Property Damage

  • $40,000 Settlement

    Missouri Low Impact Automobile Accident

    $40,000 Settlement

    Missouri Dog Bite

  • $45,000 Settlement

    Missouri Dog Bite

    $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Auto Accident

  • $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Car Accident Crash

    $65,000 Settlement

    Missouri Pedestrian Accident

Get The Representation You Need Today!

Reach out to Chris Dixon for personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other legal services for experienced, reliable counsel and representation in St. Louis.

Contact Us Today

Schedule a


Submit Your
Case Details


Have Questions?

We are available to chat live with you 24 / 7 if you have questions about your potential case.

Chat Live
No Thanks