I-44 Tractor-trailer Accident Shuts Down Portion of the Interstate in St Louis COunty, Missouri
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO - A truck accident news story on stltoday.com reports that an 18-wheerler truck accident occurred in St. Louis County, Misssouri. The crash happened in the westbound lane of Interstate 44.* According to the St. Louis County police, the tractor-trailer truck overturned along I-44.
The Missouri Department of Transportation stated that the accident scene was cleared around 12:30 pm.
The National Highway Safety Administration reports that large trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds are involved in 12 percent of all motor vehicle collisions although they only comprise 4 percent of all registered vehicles on U.S. roads. During a recent twelve month period commercial trucks were involved in 380,000 crashes that resulted in over 4,229 fatalities and 90,000 injuries.
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