Monroe County, MO (May 23, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that a 65-year-old man lost his life as a result of a truck accident that took place on Sunday evening, May 21.
At around 6:30 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 24.
Reports from authorities indicate that a tractor-trailer and a train collided on the highway during the evening hours. The impact of the crash resulted in dozens of train cars derailing.
A 65-year-old man involved in the accident was fatally injured. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our condolences are with the family of the man who lost his life in this accident.
In 2021, commercial motor vehicle accidents took the lives of 26 people. These accidents take place far too often in have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and their families.
Unfortunately, between 2017 and 2021, the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks in our state increased from 1.15 per 1 million commercial motor vehicle miles traveled to 1.28 per 100 million commercial motor vehicle miles traveled.
The sudden and unexpected increase continues, despite the fact that we have several laws in place in our state to protect motorists who are traveling on our roadways next to commercial vehicles. Losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of a fatal truck accident can be incredibly challenging to accept. The unfortunate truth is that countless people end up losing their lives as a result of negligence.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a truck accident, your family may have legal options available. You should reach out to our fatal truck accident lawyers right away to discuss the options that are available to help your family move forward.
At Burg Simpson, we are dedicated to helping families who have been affected by fatal truck accidents get justice for their loved one’s death. Our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys understand the tragedy of what you are going through and will do everything in our power to ensure that your case is handled with the utmost care. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal truck accident, contact our national truck accident lawyers today at 888-895-2080 so that we can guide you through the legal process and provide the support you need during this difficult time.
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