A High-Traffic, Dangerous Intersection at Airport Road and I-170
If you live near or commute down Airport Road, you are probably familiar with where it intersects with Interstate 170 in Berkeley. The area is a quaint suburb of St. Louis. The traffic along I-170, however, is heavy, with an elevated risk of a collision.
This intersection is near St. Louis International Airport and the adjacent Boeing plant. These two facilities combined have about 15,000 employees. That is a lot of people on the road in the area, especially when you consider the high numbers of vehicles headed to and from the airport.
Why is the Intersection Dangerous?
The commuter and traveler traffic is dense where I-170 crosses Airport Road. It is even heavier at peak travel times, on weekends and holidays. What makes it dangerous is that there are eight points of entry and exit on to and off I-170. There are also two through lanes. All drivers must continually pay attention, looking both left and right, all while watching for cars that cross on through lanes. The slightest driver error, distraction, or traffic violation at this intersection could lead to a wreck or a multi-car accident that can lead to serious injuries or loss of life.
What is Driver Negligence?
Driver negligence refers to driving conduct that resulted in harm to another driver or passenger. Some examples of driver negligence include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Excessive lane changing
- Failing to use signals properly
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Failure to yield
- Reckless driving
- Right-of-way violations
- Road rage
- Running red lights
These negligent and reckless driving habits cause most motor vehicle collisions. In a high traffic area, like the intersection of Airport Road and I-170, accidents can lead to pain and suffering, extensive medical care, or in a catastrophic injury, with a lifetime of challenges and ongoing care. The costs, both financial and personal, can be astronomical. You should not be left with a mountain of debt, or unable to work and earn a living due to another driver’s negligence. An attorney who specializes in personal injury cases, like car wrecks, may be able to help you.
Call a St. Louis Car Accident Attorney
The attorneys at Page Law know the toll a car accident takes on victims. We offer a totally free consultation to evaluate your case. If you or your loved one have been injured in a wreck at one of these busy intersections, Page Law may be able to help you recover compensation. We will work diligently for you. We deal with the insurance adjusters so that they can’t take advantage of you in a time of crisis.
If you were hurt because of another driver’s negligent driving conduct, you are owed financial damages to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, as well as enduring pain, suffering, and losses. We guide our clients through the litigation process and provide supportive legal counsel for the entirety of your case. Page Law will fight for you when you need it most. Give our office a call to speak with a skilled St. Louis car accident attorney at, 1-800-CAR-CRASH (800-227-2727).
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