After St. Louis Car Crash Kills Three, Knocks Out Power to 900; Attorney Big Al Offers Tips for Defensive Driving

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Three men died in a car crash in St. Louis that cut power to 900 Ameren customers. Due to this and the rise in St. Louis accidents Attorney Big Al encourages residents to practice safe driving techniques to avoid similar damages.

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Attorney Big Al, Alon Barzakay

I’m concerned about the crash rates we’re seeing in St. Louis.

Last month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported a tragic accident left three dead and cut power to over 900 people in the St. Louis metro. A pickup truck turning left onto Kingsford Drive from Shackelford Road struck an oncoming car that was driving southbound. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, but two passengers were transported to a hospital, where they passed away. The vehicle hit a nearby powerline pole and cut power to just under a thousand people, but by 9 a.m. the next morning the power was restored.

Attorney Big Al of the 1-800-HURT-123 firm commented, “As a personal injury lawyer, I’ve dealt with a lot of vehicle accident cases that result in death and other injuries, and I’m concerned about the crash rates we’re seeing in St. Louis. Our offices there handle these cases, but it’s always a shame when defensive driving could have prevented the accident.”

The National Safety Council recommends defensive driving as a way to avoid accidents on the road, and its central principle is assuming that a driver might be in an accident at any moment. By encouraging defensive and proactive driving, the NSC hopes that crash rates in the United States will decline.

To practice defensive driving, assume at all times that the vehicles around you could become unstable and present a threat to you and your vehicle at any moment. Maintaining an assured clear distance ahead gives drivers more time to react to changing conditions, and following the two second rule of staying behind a vehicle by at least two seconds prevents accidents. Following simple tactics can reduce accident rates in St. Louis and help to prevent future crashes.

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