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St. Louis, Missouri -  The cultural and economic center of the region

St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America's westward expansion in general. Replica paddlewheelers ply the river, offering views of the arch. The Soulard district is home to barbeque restaurants and clubs playing blues music.

The city has an estimated 2015 population of 315,685, and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area, which is home to 2,916,447 people, and is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States.

The economy of metro St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism. Its metro area is home to major corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Express Scripts, Boeing Defense, Emerson, Energizer, Panera, Enterprise, Peabody Energy, Ameren, Ralcorp, and Monsanto. This city has also become known for its growing medical, pharmaceutical and research presence. St. Louis has 2 professional sports teams: the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.

Links to recent accidents in St. Louis

Here is information on the most recent accidents in region:

Major Freeways in St. Louis​

Four interstate highways connect the city to a larger regional highway system. Interstate 70, an east-west highway, runs roughly from the northwest corner of the city to downtown St. Louis. The north-south Interstate 55 enters the city at the south near the Carondelet neighborhood and runs toward the center of the city, and both Interstate 64 and Interstate 44 enter the city on the west, running parallel to the east. Two of the four interstates (Interstates 55 and 64) merge south of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and leave the city on the Poplar Street Bridge into Illinois, while Interstate 44 terminates at Interstate 70 at its new interchange near N Broadway and Cass Ave.

The 563-mile Avenue of the Saints links St. Louis with St. Paul, Minnesota.

Major roadways include the north-south Memorial Drive, located on the western edge of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and parallel to Interstate 70, the north-south streets of Grand Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue, both of which run the length of the city, and Gravois Road, which runs from the southeastern portion of the city to downtown and used to be signed as U.S. Route 66. An east-west roadway that connects the city with surrounding communities is Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, which carries traffic from the western edge of the city to downtown.

Information on the major hospitals in St. Louis:

When someone is injured in an accident in St. Louis, it is important to gather information about what happens next.

Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. When an accident or injury is serious, people need legal assistance.

Where to find legal assistance after a St. Louis injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a St. Louis 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis accident attorney can do to help.

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21
Percent of U.S: 
1
State: 
Missouri

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Most recent accident reports

One person was killed in a wreck involving a semi truck on Interstate 44 in south St. Louis Monday.

The incident happened on the interstate near the Jefferson exit around 11 a.m.

Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Roadway: 
I-44

A series of wrecks caused a traffic nightmare for those heading into St. Charles County Friday morning.

The wrecks happened on westbound Interstate 70 at Interstate 270 around 6:15 a.m.

Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2014
Roadway: 
I-70 & I-270
Type: Car Accident

All eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 were closed in west St. Louis County due to a jackknifed tractor-trailer Thursday morning.

The incident happened on the interstate near Six Flags in Eureka around 6:20 a.m.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Roadway: 
I-44
Type: Car Accident
Emergency crews were on scene at an icy patch of highway 64/40 Thursday afternoon after multiple accidents happened just moments apart.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Roadway: 
Westbound 64/40
Two police officers were injured in a two-vehicle wreck in north St. Louis County on Monday. Authorities say a St. Louis County squad car and pick-up truck collided on Dunn near Bellefontaine around 12:10 p.m.
Date: 
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Roadway: 
Dunn Ave.
Type: Car Accident
A school bus was involved in a two-vehicle wreck in Eureka on Thursday. The bus came to a stop in a ditch after it apparently hit a pickup truck on Rt. 109 just south of Interstate 44 around 6:50 a.m.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
City: 
Eureka, MO
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus

Police were called to scene of a rollover accident in Jefferson County Wednesday morning.

The accident happened on northbound Interstate 55 at the 174 mile marker in Festus just before 6:00 a.m.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Roadway: 
I-55
City: 
Festus, MO
Type: Car Accident
One person was arrested after a multi-vehicle wreck shut down Interstate 270 for several hours in north St. Louis County late Tuesday night. The wreck happened on I-270 at Route 370 in Bridgeton around 11:45 p.m.
Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2013
Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Roadway: 
I-44
City: 
Fenton, MO
Type: Car Accident

One person was killed in a two-vehicle wreck in O’Fallon, Mo. Thursday morning.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Several lanes of Interstate 270 were closed due to a multi-vehicle collision in west St. Louis County on Monday.
The wreck happened in the northbound lanes of the interstate just past Interstate 64 around around 8:15 a.m.

Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Roadway: 
I-270

One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a weather-related accident in south St. Louis County Friday afternoon.

St. Louis County Police said the accident involved two vehicles. One vehicle lost control and t-boned.

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013
Roadway: 
Telegraph Road
City: 
Arnold, MO

Accident reconstruction crews were called to the scene of a crash that left one person is dead in north St. Louis Saturday afternoon.

Date: 
Friday, November 29, 2013
Five adults and three children were injured in a head-on crash in north St. Louis Friday evening.
Date: 
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Roadway: 
North Broadway
One man was killed and three others were hospitalized following a single-vehicle accident in north St. Louis Monday morning.
Date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Roadway: 
N. Kingshighway
Type: Car Accident