Frontenac Intersection Accidents at Spoede Road and I-64
Just over 10 miles east from St. Louis along I-64 rests the suburb of Frontenac, an affluent neighborhood that is home to the high-end shopping center of Plaza Frontenac. This area receives frequent travelers from the west side of St. Louis County who are traveling downtown for work, as well as regular visitors to the suburb’s popular plaza. While this is beneficial to the local economy, the nearby exit and entrance to the I-64 freeway at Spoede Road makes for a rather dangerous intersection.
Spoede Road on its own merely crosses over the I-64 via a bridge, but what makes this intersection unique is the twin roundabouts located at the exits and entrances of the I-64. Both east and westbound routes can spot this loop when entering or exiting the freeway, but most drivers may not know how to handle them. Anyone traveling along North or South Forty Drive can easily become confused while using the roundabout to get on the I-64 and may collide with other drivers in the roundabout, as the loops are used to handle traffic heading in both directions.
The Frontenac Police Department is located just a block south of the intersection at 10555 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131, allowing emergency services to respond quickly to any accidents, but there are still several dangers. In a recent year, Frontenac was witness to 316 accidents, two of which ended up being fatal, as reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP). If you were involved in an accident in Frontenac, you can contact the Frontenac Police Department online to receive an accident report, or contact the MSHP.
Among the various collisions that occurred in Frontenac, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) has identified the following factors:
- Aggressive driving
- Unregulated intersections
- Young drivers
- Older drivers
Suffering an intersection accident can be devastating for anyone, and it is common to feel confused about how to move forward from your trauma, especially if someone else caused your injuries. You may be tempted to contact the other driver’s insurance company and accept whatever money it offers you, but that would be a mistake. Insurance companies prefer to settle claims immediately and at low rates, meaning they may aggressively undervalue your injuries.
Instead, if you have been injured in Frontenac, reach out to a St. Louis car accident attorney at Page Law. We have the experience, knowledge, and skill to advocate for the full value of your injuries. To discuss your case with our legal team, call Page Law at 1-800-CAR-CRASH (800-227-2727) today to schedule a free consultation.
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