Driving Deaths over the Memorial Day Weekend at a Three Year Low



Fatalities caused by drivers on Missouri highways have officially hit a 3 year low for the holiday weekend.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, only three people died in crashes on Missouri roadways this year. In 2015 there were 8 deaths and in 2016 there were 13 deaths on Missouri highways over the same holiday weekend.

According to the same MSHP report, on Monday, the patrol arrested at least 11 people for driving while intoxicated. Last year, MSHP picked up 135 people on the same holiday weekend on suspicion of DWI.

Sgt. Scott White with the patrol says MoDOT suspending construction work for the weekend has been a huge help in moving traffic. That construction work will resume Tuesday. It includes major work on the Katy Trail bridge north of Jefferson City on Highway 63.

Distracted drivers are now believed to be the #1 cause of accidents on Missouri roadways. It is important to remember to always buckle up and remain alert at all times when operating a motor vehicle. Accidents can happen to very good people. We also know that many times, bad accidents happen because of negligent drivers operating their vehicle in an unsafe manner.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an accident, through no fault of your own, give us a call. We would be honored to represent you and your family against the big insurance companies. We will focus on your claims and all of your medical bills, so you can focus on your recovery.