St. Louis Intersection Accidents at Jefferson Avenue and I-44
As one of the most populated cities in Missouri, St. Louis experiences a lot of traffic. Residents know full well that they need to leave ahead of schedule if they are getting on one of the many highways that run through the city, especially during rush hour. Constant traffic makes intersections particularly dangerous, and there are few as dangerous as the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and I-44.
I-44 provides a fast way through the city for drivers going east or west. Given how important this highway is to the local traffic, you would assume the St. Louis city planners made sure drivers could get on and off as safely as possible. That just isn’t the case with Jefferson Avenue, unfortunately.
Where Jefferson Ave. and I-44 meet, there are not one, not two, but seven different on-ramps and exit ramps that drivers have to contend with. On top of that, Jefferson Ave. is split by two through streets that allow traffic from one side of I-44 to flow to the other side and allow traffic from I-44 to switch directions on Jefferson Ave. These through roads can cause negligent drivers to take sudden and sharp turns, which can lead to serious accidents with other cars or even pedestrians if the driver did not signal properly, or made an illegal turn.
Intersections are among the top causes of car collisions in St. Louis, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). This means that intersections, especially at Jefferson Ave. and I-44, are incredibly dangerous for drivers and passengers traveling around or through the city. When two or more roads meet, it can be difficult for drivers to know who has right-of-way, whether or not people are turning or traveling straight, or where it is appropriate and legal to drive. That can lead to serious confusion, which, in turn, can lead to deadly collisions.
If you have found yourself the victim of a serious car accident, or you have lost a loved one to a fatal collision, then you deserve compensation. There is no denying the fact that car accidents are costly, and you should not be left to handle that financial burden alone. Talk to an experienced car accident attorney from Page Law. We at Page Law have the experience you need to be successful in your claim. To speak with a member of our excellent team and set up your free consultation, call us at 1-800-CAR-CRASH (800-227-2727) today. We are waiting to help you.
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