St. Louis Police Officer Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 367
St. Louis (February, 27th, 2019) – On Tuesday evening around 7 p.m one person was killed and another driver was critically injured in a wrong-way crash on Highway 367 near Jamestown Road.
The accident occurred when one vehicle drove northbound in the southbound lane on the highway and crashed head-on into another vehicle. The wrong-way driver was killed in the crash, while the occupant of the other vehicle suffered critical injuries and was transported to the hospital.
According to the St. Louis Police Department, a patrol car was not involved in the crash, nor were other vehicles. There were no other occupants in either vehicle at the time of the accident. Police recovered a statement from the critically injured driver before they were taken to the hospital and the scene of the accident has been shut down for reconstruction. At this time, further details have yet to be released.
Every year in the U.S. 350 people are killed in wrong-way crashes and thousands of others are injured. The most common causes of wrong-way accidents are head-on collisions and side impact collisons, which are often fatal or cause critical injuries. If you or someone you love has been in a wrong-way collision and you need a lawyer, contact the Dixon Injury Firm today to discuss your case.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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