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Complete Jefferson County, MO accident reports and news.

Accidents in Jefferson County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Jefferson County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Jefferson County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Jefferson County crash, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Where to find legal assistance after a Jefferson County injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Jefferson County personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Jefferson County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Jefferson County accident lawyer can do to help.

Accident Reports by city

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Sun, 01/15/2017 Other Type of Accident Michael Phelps, 28, killed in ATV crash in Hillsboro, Missouri
Fri, 01/13/2017 Car Accident Tiffany N. Jackson, 33, killed when car departs Interstate 55 and collides with tree near Festus, Missouri
Sun, 09/25/2016 Car Accident Lewis F. Kinstler, 36, and Lorna Smith, 35, killed in car crash in De Soto, Missouri
Sun, 07/31/2016 Motorcycle Accident Motorcyclist Harold M. Frick, 30, killed in high-speed wreck on I-55 in Pevely, Missouri
Thu, 07/28/2016 Car Accident Jacob A. Grotegeers, 23, and Richard E. Mydlo, 77, killed in head-on crash on Highway 30 in High Ridge, Missouri
Sun, 03/27/2016 Motorcycle Accident Dixie Oakes, 20, and Travis Thompson, 23, die in motorcycle crash in Jefferson County, Missouri
Tue, 11/04/2014 Car Accident 1 person dead in head-on crash on Highway 30 in Jefferson County, Missouri
Wed, 04/16/2014 Car Accident 3 people seriously injured, two airlifted to hospital, after a 4-car collision at the intersection of Missouri Highway A and Old Highway A near Festus.
Sat, 04/05/2014 Car Accident Danielle Pfaff, 17, Zoe Rhymer, 16, killed, one other person injured, transported to hospital, after their car leaves the I-55 southbound roadway near Festus, crashes into a tree and overturns.
Mon, 03/24/2014 Car Accident James Sybert, 25, and Mary Burke, 82, killed after wrong-way crash on Highway 21 in Jefferson County, Missouri
Sun, 03/09/2014 Motorcycle Accident Christopher Keith, 27, killed, when his motorcycle crashes into the rear of a tow truck on Highway B in Cedar Hill, Jefferson County.
Fri, 02/28/2014 Car Accident Bryleigh Greene, 4, Ethan Price, 11, killed, Steven Galvin, 52, Cynthia Galvin, 53, Theresa A. Godwin, 30, injured, taken to hospital, after a two car crash at an intersection in rural Jefferson County.
Sun, 02/23/2014 Car Accident Michael Cooper, 56, killed after his car left the roadway and crashed into a tree in Jefferson County.
Fri, 02/14/2014 Car Accident Cameron Stewart, 15, killed, driver Matthew Roskowske, 18, seriously injured, taken to hospital, after their car leaves roadway and crashes into several trees in Jefferson County.
Sun, 01/19/2014 Pedestrian Accident Ronald Arndt, 80, struck and killed by hit-and-run driver on Route B near Marshak Way in Hillsboro, Missouri
Tue, 12/17/2013 Car Accident One car roll-over accident on I-55.
Fri, 12/06/2013 One dead, one in critical condition after weather related crash on Telegraph Rd.