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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: 
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State: 
Missouri

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Most recent accident reports

Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 47

Metro officials report a passenger was hit by a car as she exited a bus. The incident happened around 6:15 a.m.

Date: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Type: Bus Accident
The Missouri Highway Patrol said a semi was going eastbound when it crossed into the westbound lanes and cut a car in half, killing Lynn Hebenh
Date: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 70
Sixty-seven-year-old Keith Kendall was killed while driving northbound on Highway 67 at Big River Bridge around 6:00 p.m.
Date: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 67
Type: Car Accident
Sprock, who according to police was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014
Roadway: 
I-44
Type: Car Accident
Lochirco was found dead and ejected from the vehicle, obviously not wearing a seat belt.
Date: 
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 55
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Rollover
A motorcyclist is in serious condition following an early Saturday morning crash. Police say motorcyclist William R. Hayne, 34, struck the back of car. The motorcycle then hit a guardrail and the car struck a concrete median wall.
Date: 
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Roadway: 
I-270
A 75-year-old Richmond Heights man was killed after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 44 in Stanton, Missouri early Wednesday morning.
Date: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 44

Police say one person is dead after a motorcycle and a pickup truck collided on Highway N just west of the intersection with Sommers Road around 4:00 p.m.

Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway N

A teen driver was killed after hitting multiple vehicles in Owensville early Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Nicholas D. Holzschuh, 18, of Owensville.

Date: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Roadway: 
Fourth Street
Type: Car Accident
Police say they have a 30-year-old man in custody in a fatal crash Sunday night in East St. Louis.
Date: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014
One person is dead after two vehicles collided on Highway 47, west of Linns Mill Road early Sunday morning.

Both directions of Hall St. in north St. Louis were closed early Friday morning after a car crashed into a light pole killing one person and injuring another.

Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Roadway: 
Hall Street
Type: Car Accident
A 3-year-old boy died and two other people were seriously hurt Saturday when their car ran off a highway in Ste. Genevieve County and hit an embankment, authorities said.
Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 32