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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:
- St. Louis car accidents;
- St. Louis motorcycle accidents;
- St. Louis bicycle accidents;
- St. Louis bus accidents;
- St. Louis pedestrian accidents;
- St. Louis train accidents;
- St. Louis commercial truck accidents.
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.
Accident reports by county
So what’s the case here in Missouri? When can you and can’t you recover for the injuries you experience in a car accident? Take a look at some of the guidelines here to check.
If your car is damaged in a wreck and repairable, you are entitled to have repairs performed on your vehicle. Remember, however, that an insurance company is only required to provide repairs in an amount up to the property damage coverage limits of its insured.
Insurance companies don’t want to pay for diminished value for obvious reasons. With an accurate appraisal created by a diminished value expert you may be able to change the insurance company’s mind about what they should really pay.
Some large injury law firms might slam you through their process as fast as possible, sometimes settling for far less than your case is worth. They often do it to maximize their own profit margins.
So how do you know if you should accept the dollar amount your personal injury lawyer recommends?
But, bringing as much evidence as possible to your free consultation with your personal injury attorney means they can give you a more accurate opinion of what they can do for you, given the unique facts of your case.
Most recent accident reports
A Franklin County man is dead after being ejected from a vehicle during a crash late Friday night.
Drivers heading towards downtown St. Louis hit a wall of traffic after a two-vehicle wreck involving a Fed-Ex truck in St. Charles County Friday morning.
The accident happened on Interstate 70 near Zumbehl Rd. around 5 a.m.
An officer was injured in a vehicle accident in a north St. Louis neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
According to police, the marked police vehicle was struck by a suspect vehicle at Oriole and McLaran shortly before 4 p.m.
Police have identified a man who died in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 55 in south St. Louis County Monday afternoon.
Police say a 23-year-old man found trapped inside a car after it crashed in St. Louis has died. But authorities say the wreck may have had nothing to do with his death.
Both directions of Highway 364 were shut down after several accidents were reported over a 15-minute period along the Page corridor in Maryland Heights on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.