Blog Posts in June, 2012

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Highway Patrol announces plans for sobriety checkpoint and DWI saturation efforts in southeastern Missouri

The Missouri Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and DWI saturation enforcement operations sometime during the month of July, according to a recent news release. The sobriety checkpoint ...
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Shifting loads and cargo spills create hazards for Missouri drivers

Truck accidents can be caused by various factors, but insecure cargo or improperly loaded supplies can be especially dangerous. Sadly, all too often, people are injured or killed in cargo related ...
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Missouri drivers urged to protect vehicles from summertime heat

Summer is in full swing, and hot weather is here. With temperatures soaring, we want to remind drivers about the importance of vehicle maintenance. Often, drivers will take great care to keep their ...
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Missouri Driver Sentenced to Holidays in Jail for 2 1/2 Years for Causing Fatal Crash on Christmas Eve

A House Springs woman will spend her holidays behind bars until 2014 for causing a car wreck that killed a pregnant woman on Christmas Eve, only days before she was scheduled to deliver twin girls. ...
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Nail salons and chemical overexposure: The risks facing Missouri workers

The summer months bring increased business to beauty salons across the United States. Summertime reigns as the busiest season for nail technicians in the U.S., with more than 375,000 people working in ...
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Missouri Judge to Decide if Kansas City Mom Can Be Prosecuted for Fatal Crash After Buying Alcohol for Teens

A Jackson County judge is set to rule on whether trial awaits Sandra S. Triebel, a 47 year-old Kansas City woman facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter. The charge is connected to a 2009 drunk ...
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Group Works to Decriminalize Marijuana in Missouri, Raising Concerns About More Impaired Drivers on the Road

In November 2011, the group Show-Me Cannabis Regulation received the state's permission to collect signatures in support of a constitutional measure to regulate marijuana like alcohol. For the measure ...
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Recent Auto Accidents Involving Missouri Teens Demonstrate Increased Summertime Risks

Unfortunately, Missouri is beginning to feel the impact of the summer months on teen accident rates. In early June, two teens were killed near Poplar Bluff when an Amtrak train struck their vehicle, ...
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Driver Killed in Springfield Truck Crash; Missouri Highway Patrol Reports Increase in Fatal Trucking Collisions Statewide

On Tuesday, one person was killed in a fiery truck accident on Interstate 44 in northern Springfield. The crash happened when a flatbed truck slammed into a semi-truck that was parked on the shoulder ...
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Missouri Family Awarded $3.1 Million for Fatal Accident Caused by Police Chase

Recently, a St. Louis jury awarded $3.1 million to the family of a woman killed in an Uplands Park police chase, ruling that two officers violated department policy in their handling of the pursuit. ...
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Roadway Signs Can Increase Car Accident Risks, MoDOT Warns

Upon hearing about car accidents caused by distracted driving, most people automatically think of cell phones. However, there are other common sources of driver distraction. As the Missouri Department ...
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Lawsuit Alleges KY Tour Bus Driver Was "Crazed," Speeding Recklessly in Crash that Injured Dozens

A personal injury lawsuit has been filed on behalf of three students who were on board a Kentucky tour bus when it overturned on June 6, reports the Bowling Green Daily News. The accident happened on ...
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Summer Jobs, Young Employees & Workplace Injuries: The Basic Facts

During the summer months, it's common for Missouri high school and college students to take on summer jobs, hoping to earn a little extra cash. While it might not seem like the average summer job ...
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Jury Finds Driver Not Guilty of Negligent Homicide in Crash That Killed Family of Five

On Friday, a jury returned a not guilty verdict in the trial of 35 year-old Monica Chavez, who was charged with five counts of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of child abuse. The charges ...
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Safety Advocates Recommend Taking Precautions to Avoid Child Deaths in Hot Cars During Summer Months

As temperatures get warmer during the summertime, law enforcement officials consistently report an increased number of hyperthermia-related deaths in vehicles. These fatal incidents are more commonly ...
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Summer Traffic Means More Car Accidents Expected, Reports NHTSA

Our Jackson car accident lawyers would like to warn motorists about the increased numbers of car accidents that our area typically experiences during the summer months. As a matter of fact, MSN Money ...
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FMCSA Still Working to Develop Efficient Crash Accountability System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) works to promote transportation safety by enforcing regulations and improving motor vehicle technology, equipment, and operating standards. In ...
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MoDOT's Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program Brings Construction Projects to Missouri Roadways this Summer

The summer of 2012 will bring many improvements to our state's roadways, as the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) implements the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program : statewide, more ...
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"Operation Dry Water" Targets Intoxicated Boaters on Missouri Waterways

Summer officially begins on June 20, but for many Missourians, vacation season is already underway. Many boaters are taking advantage of Missouri's lakes and rivers, which provide many opportunities ...
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Texting and Driving Increases Already High Crash Risks for Teens During Summer Months

On June 7, the Centers for Disease Control released the findings of the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) , which is conducted in high schools across the U.S. every two years. The survey ...
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Driver Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Connection with Car Surfing Death

A California man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with a "car surfing" incident that left one woman dead and another woman seriously injured. According to prosecutors, 28 ...
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OSHA Warns Outdoor Workers About Risks of Heat-Related Illnesses & Fatalities

The summer months in Missouri are hot and dangerous for outdoor workers, who risk serious heat illnesses as temperatures rise. In particular, construction workers, agriculture workers, and utility ...
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Airbag Malfunction Issue Prompts Safety Recall of Nearly 73,000 Kia Vehicles

On Tuesday, Kia Motors America announced a recall that affects nearly 73,000 small cars from the 2006 - 2008 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall is ...
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Teen Driver Receives Prison Sentence for Causing Fatal Crash While Texting

A Massachusetts teen has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for causing a fatal car crash while texting, reports the Boston Globe. On Wednesday, a district court judge imposed the ...
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Roadway Safety Advocates Report 73% of Child Restraints "Used Improperly"

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 15, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - and many of these deaths are preventable. A CDC study ...
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