Whenever you step into St. Louis, the first thing to watch out for is an accident. That’s one fact any St. Louis resident or person well acquainted with what has been going on has to live with. For the last few months, the area has experienced more accident than any other state, most of which the people in the cars involved are left injured or the worst, dead. It has been happening, and it happened again; this time, two accidents in a row. Is this a joke?
The first one happened near Lindbergh Boulevard. According to some few witnesses, it was around 7:25 a.m. They were not quite sure what happened, but it was quite clear that a truck lost control and ended up on a pole breaking it into two halves.
Over 500 customers of Ameren Missouri lost power, causing inconveniences here and there. It didn’t take long for the firefighters to arrive to save the situation, but they were not in a position to bring back the power. On their arrival, the firefighters removed the driver from a dangerous position in the truck and moved him to an ambulance.
Watson westbound lanes had to remain closed for the situation to be assessed properly. On the other hand, the accident reconstruction team remained to investigate the situation while at the same time diverting the traffic from the scene.
Up to now, nothing has been found, and the cause of that fatal accident that might have caused many to lose their lives remained disclosed. Reasons why are still unclear.
As if it wasn’t enough, another fatal accident that left up to three lanes closed happened on the eastbound interstate, leaving the traffic confused for long hours. There are still no clear reasons why this had to happen or whose mistake it could be, but it seemed like there was a great confusion when another car tried to overtake another. The good news is, no one died. However, the driver sustained a few injuries that were not life-threatening.
According to Missouri Department, the interstate lane state had to remain closed so that the accident crew could effectively investigate what actually took place.
In the meantime, the drivers are strictly advised to drive carefully especially during the rush hours when the traffic is too long and jammed.