Friday, December 28, 2012
Northbound I-270 was closed following a multi-vehicle accident at the McDonnell Boulevard exit.
One person is dead following a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 270 in Hazelwood right after 10 a.m. The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes near McDonnell Blvd exit. Three cars and one commercial tractor-trailer were involved in the collision. Hazelwood Police have not revealed much but say at least one person died in the crash. The department has sent out an advisory message to residents to avoid eastbound 270 at McDonnell Blvd due to the lane closures. Hazelwood Patch went to the scene and it appears the Hazelwood Fire Department, Robertson Fire Protection District, Hazelwood Police, and Missouri State highway Patrol all responded.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Nine people were sent to the hospital after a three-car accident on I-70 sent one Bridgeton woman to the hospital with serious injuries.
A 55-year-old Bridgeton woman was seriously injured Wednesday evening in a three-car accident on Interstate 70 that sent nine people to the hospital. Cristle Martin was a passenger in a car traveling eastbound on I-70 near the Lindbergh Boulevard intersection at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday when the car slid and spun around, facing the opposite direction on the highway. The car was then struck head-on by another car, which was subsequently hit by a third vehicle, which was a Gillig bus. Martin was the only one seriously injured, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Another Bridgeton woman, 34-year-old Jamie Pohl, was moderately injured. All those involved were taken by Pattonville Ambulance to DePaul Hospital.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Twenty-two deaths have been caused by car crashes in St. Louis County so far this year. That matches the pace set last year.
The City of Hazelwood can take pride in it's fatal car crash statistics. During a report to Hazelwood City Council last week, Hazelwood Police Chief Carl Wolf said only three car crashes have occurred since 2009. Two of those fatalities occurring in 2009. The information was quite timely as information has been released on the number of deaths caused by car crashes in St. Louis County. The figure is on pace to match last year's first-half total, notes Missouri State Highway Patrol's statistics. That bucks the trend set by the rest of the state. The number of fatal crashes in Missouri is up by 62 compared to the first half of last year, according to a June 25 highway patrol news release. The increase follows six consecutive years of …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The accident also involved a Florissant man. Both vehicles, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol, sustained minor or moderate damage.
A crash Friday at 4 p.m. on St Charles Rock Road (Hwy 180) and I-270 caused two North County residents to cross paths. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, 25-year-old Hazelwood resident Shalandra Westbrook was stopped and yielding to traffic. At the same time, 66-year-old Florissant resident Joseph Bayne, failed to observe Westbrook's stopped 2011 Ford F-150 hitting the truck in the rear with his 2005 Chrysler 300. Westbrook was taken to DePaul Hospital with minor injuries. Both drivers reported damage to their vehicles; however, both vehicles were driven from the accident scene, according to the report.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Currently the law is only for those 21 and younger. A St. Louis senator has sponsored a bill to include everyone.
A Missouri law prohibits anyone 21 and younger from texting while driving. A St. Louis-area senator, Sen. Robin Wright-Jones (D-St. Louis) has sponsored a bill (SB 567) to expand that to drivers of any age. The bill also states that drivers can’t be stopped “solely to determine compliance with the state text messaging ban.” Wright-Jones’ intention is to help keep Missouri roads safe and to keep insurance rates from rising. She said Missouri is one of the few states without an insurance cap, so crashes can affect rates more than in other states. The Maneater, the Missouri University student newspaper, reported that a hearing was held on the bill last Wednesday in Jefferson City. Representatives from the Missouri Trucking Association, …