In a heavily-trafficked urban area like St. Louis, it is no surprise that motor vehicle accidents are common. Drivers that frequent the downtown area can stay up-to-date on the latest accidents to avoid congested roads and highways. Reading about recent traffic accidents also helps drivers avoid similar mistakes. Listed below are details about some of the most recent St. Louis-area car accidents.

10-9-13 in St. Peters, MO: There were six total vehicles involved in this accident. The incident occurred at about 8:05am on the portion of Interstate 70 that is on the Blanchette Bridge. The accident was caused when the driver of a Ford F250 truck failed to notice that traffic was slowing down and rear-ended the Ford Taurus in front. The impact from this rear-end accident caused chain reaction (vehicle 2, hit vehicle 3, vehicle 3 hit vehicle 4, etc.). The driver of the Ford F250 fled the scene, hitting the car behind before escaping police. One man sustained moderate injuries.

10-8-13 in Ballwin, MO: At about 9am, a motorcyclist veered off of Highway 141 near Helfrich Road (reason unknown), became airborne and hit a wall. The accident was fatal/driver pronounced dead at the scene.

10-4-13 in Florissant, MO: At about 7:20pm on Earth City Expressway near Highway 370, one driver was killed and another two people injured in a two-car collision. Both vehicles were totaled. An 18-year-old driver and his 15-year-old passenger were attempting to make a left turn onto Eastbound Highway 370. As they did, their vehicle hit the front of another vehicle traveling Northbound on Earth City Expressway. The two teenagers survived the crash.

10-2-13 in St. Louis, MO: This minor rear-end accident took place at about 8:40am at Eastbound Interstate 70 near U.S. 67. Thankfully, both drivers were insured. The woman who was rear-ended was taken to the DePaul Hospital to be treated for minor injuries while the at-fault driver was able to drive away from the accident.

10-1-13 in St. Louis, MO: Three vehicles were involved in this accident which took place on the Southbound Interstate 270 just south of Route 21. At about 4:15pm, two of the vehicles involved were stopped on the interstate as traffic had slowed. The driver of a GMC Sierra failed to notice that traffic had stopped and rear-ended a Ford Explorer, which in turn hit the car in front of it due to the force of the impact. One of the drivers was treated for minor injuries.

Accidents happen every day, but they are always avoidable. If you or someone you love was involved in an accident because of a negligent driver, you could collect compensation from the at-fault driver's insurance and you may also be able to file a personal injury claim for additional compensation. To learn more about how a St. Louis car accident attorney from our firm can help with your collision case, call today for a free consultation!