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Deadly Crashes on the Rise in Missouri


July 31, 2020

ST. JOSEPH, MO-  Car crashes resulting in fatalities are on the rise in Missouri, according to KQ2.COM. Simply buckling up is the best protection against being killed or severely injured in a wreck.*

Just this week, four deaths occurred at Route E and US-169. The incident involved a rollover of an SUV. The victims were identified as a 61-year-old woman, an 81-year-old woman, a 46-year-old woman, and a 45-year-old woman, all of whom were from Union Star. Five people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, and four were ejected. 

The only survivor of that collision was a two-year-old child who was in a car seat when the collision took place. 

According to officers, the number of crashes is up by thirteen percent as compared to the same point in time in 2019. Police are disturbed to find that unrestrained occupant deaths increased by a shocking 70 percent this year, suggesting that many of these tragedies could have been averted if people had just taken a second to use their restraints.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to significant drops in traffic on the road. One might, therefore, imagine that there would be fewer traffic fatalities. However, this is not the case in much of the country. 

It is well documented that most accidents can be prevented with a little extra care and safety education.  Since 1984, Montlick & Associates has been dedicated to keeping children and families safe on the roadway.  Our commitment runs deep through our extensive, award-winning public service programs that provide people the information they need to avoid injuries.  To learn about our Don't Drink and Drive Campaign, Child Passenger Safety Programs, Booster Seat Campaign and much more, visit montlick.com and click on “community service,” or simply click here. You can also learn more about one of our newest driver and passenger safety programs by visiting iridesafe.com.

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Sources:

https://www.kq2.com/content/news/Fatality-accidents-in-Missouri-continue-to-rise-571815021.html

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200706/traffic-is-way-down-because-of-covid-19-but-fatal-crash-numbers-are-similar-to-2019

Category: Auto Accidents

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