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2 Troopers Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on 270

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semi-truck accident St. Louis

March 6, 2017 | Legal News

Interstates I-70 and 270 in St. Louis, Missouri is known as a haven for dangerous and deadly automobile accidents. Truck accidents in particular seem to happen often on the busy interstate. Late night driving for truck drivers on long routes can lead to devastating results.

Early this morning (March 6, 2017) two Missouri State Highway Patrol Officers were sitting on 270 near I-70 when they were struck by a semi-truck, reports suggest.  After the tractor-trailer struck the stationary officers the driver appeared to have lost control and the semi overturned.

The semi-truck driver and both of the Highway Patrol Officers suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Sgt. Al Nothum was on the scene and spoke with Fox News reporters saying,  “It’s a dangerous thing to be sitting on the side of the road. For law enforcement it’s very dangerous. You have people not paying attention, you have drunk drivers driving down the highway, you have people falling asleep, so be very aware of what is coming up behind you.”

Commercial semi-truck accidents, often times, lead to far more serious injuries or even death. Fortunately, everyone involved in this truck accident suffered only minor injuries. What caused the truck driver to make contact with the parked Missouri State Highway Patrol Officers is still unknown, but long hours and exhaustion are typically responsible for accidents involving trucks at this time of the day.