I know I’ve written a lot about the arrival of “motorcycle weather” but summertime is also prime time for bicyclists. This is the season that we as angry drivers start to notice bikers breaking traffic rules, riding through congested areas, and coming out in larger groups. This means more bicycle accidents and, in order to placate our one wheeled brothers and sisters, unicycle accidents!
With events like RMHC
Distracted driving is near the top of the list when it comes to the causes of Missouri car accidents. In 2008, distracted driving caused almost 6,000 car crash deaths and injured more than a half million people. To make matters worse, most victims aren’t prepared to face the tough questions from the insurance company and end up being treated unfairly after the accident. (If you want to make sure you
Two very young boys, 5 and 6 years old, were injured after riding their ATV across Pocahontas Road in Marine, Illinois. A woman driving a pickup truck attempted to stop when the boys drove onto the road in the ATV but the woman could not stop and hit the boys’ ATV. The boys were on their way to grandma’s, who was standing across the street and motioning for them… Continue reading
With 90 degree weather beating down on St. Louis this past weekend, we are reminded that summer is quickly approaching. The kids are out of school, the Cardinals are back in business, and you can practically smell the burgers grilling. But summer is also a time to remind our children to be cautious and careful to avoid injuries, which are more prevalent in the summer months. I am sure we… Continue reading
If you have been in an accident, you probably already have an inkling of how ruthless the insurance companies can be. They will stop at nothing to get information that could potentially lower your claim. Lately, they’ve been using social media outlets as another source of information. Usually, I tell my clients to put everything in writing but; this isn’t the case when it comes to information that you might be announcing to the world. Continue reading
52 year old Robert Hovis, of High Ridge, was killed after a car accident on Hillsboro Valley Park Road, near Dillon road in Jefferson County. Hovis was the passenger in a car driven by 41 year old Robert Norman, also of High Ridge. Norman hit a tree after veering off the road around 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th. Both men were reported to have not been wearing their… Continue reading
28 year old Jessica Koen, of Waterloo Illinois, died in a car accident on Wednesday, May 12th. She was driving on Route 158 near East Centreville Road in Monroe County when her car went off the road and landed into a ditch. Koen was ejected from the car after it flipped and killed immediately. She was reported to have not been wearing a seat belt.
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A head-on collision that occurred on in Lincoln County on Sunday afternoon has now claimed the lives of two people. James Farrar was driving with his brother in the passenger seat, 14 year old Joshua Farrar, when his car sped out of control, crossed the center line, and struck a truck in the oncoming lane driven by 58 year old Roger Bolle. James was ejected through the windshield and… Continue reading
Only a select few insurance executives know the true formula for calculating car insurance rates. However, www.insure.com just came out with a list of the most expensive car insurance premiums by state. Guess where Missouri fell?
Lucky number 28! We fell below the national average of $1,390.59 but higher than almost half of the country. Louisiana topped the list with an average premium of $2,510.87 and Maine… Continue reading