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Many aspects of our lives have been uprooted during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From minor inconveniences like shopping habits to major crises like unemployment, our communities, states and nation are grappling with massive change and uncertainty. Medical institutions seem to be hit the hardest as critically needed supplies and equipment are in very short supply.
An eight-car pileup near Lake Ozark, MO leaves two women dead and four others injured. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident happened on U.S. 54 at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9th when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a smaller car, which caused a chain reaction crash involving another big rig, two cars, two SUVs, a van, and a pickup truck.
Every year thousands of innocent people are injured or killed following collisions with tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. The massive size and weight of these vehicles make truck accidents almost always disastrous, often resulting in severe personal injury or death.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is shutting down the northbound lanes of Route 141 at Interstate 70 this weekend in order to make repairs to the I-70 bridge.
According to the release, (as reported in a previously published article on ksdk.com
Big rigs can be an intimidating part of driving on Missouri roads and highways. According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), about 3,000 large trucks are involved in non-fatal Missouri accidents every year while about 1,000 are involved in injury crashes.
We have all likely experienced fear as a large truck looms next to us on the road or highway. These commercial trucks far outmatch passenger vehicles in both size and weight, making an accident between the two a potentially devastating event.