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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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Missouri

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Most recent accident reports

A fatal accident closed all westbound lanes of I-70 near West Florissant to close at around 7:00 a.m. Thursday near the West Florissant entrance ramp.

Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Roadway: 
I-70
Hazelwood Central students Dywayne Williams, 15, and Dujuan Macon, 17 were killed Wednesday near the old Jamestown Mall when the driver lost control, striking&nbsp
Two young men died after their vehicle collided with an embankment and rolled over in Troy, Missouri late Thursday
Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Roadway: 
Route C
City: 
Troy, MO
A St. Ann man was killed early Saturday when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed on the Interstate 170 ramp to westbound Interstate 70. The deceased driver was identified as Paul R. Brown, 48.
Date: 
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 170
Wade Mathes, 39, was traveling on Highway 94 near Hinnah Lane when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned at about 1:00 a.m.
Christian Dertinger was driving on Ely Lake Drive when he lost control of his vehicle and collided head-on with a
Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Roadway: 
Ely Lake Drive
A head-on collision occurred around 11:45 a.m. at Highway 30 and Ridge Road in Jefferson County on Tuesday morning.
Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on
Ryan D. Parrett, 17, was driving a 1988 Chevrolet Truck westbound on Highway F at 10:48 p.m. when he failed to make a curve. His vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a sign and concrete culvert.
Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway F
Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway F
A man died early Friday morning following a two-vehicle hit-and-run on Dr. MLK Drive, by Whittier Street, in St. Louis, Missouri. A person driving a Chevy Impala left the scene. 
Date: 
Friday, October 24, 2014
Roadway: 
Dr. MLK Drive
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Hit and Run
Daniel K. Potter, 42, of Troy, Mo.,  died in a single-vehicle crash in St. Charles County early Monday. 
Date: 
Monday, October 20, 2014
Type: Car Accident
42-year-old Daniel K. Potter died Monday morning in St. Charles County after a collision with a tree.
Date: 
Monday, October 20, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 61
28-year-old Jennifer D. Roberts, of Farmington, Missouri, died Thursday after a car crash on Highway AA in Missouri.
Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway AA
A school bus carrying 15 students crashed in north St. Louis, at the intersection of North Euclid and Hammett Place.
One person is dead after an accident on eastbound I-70 near Mid Rivers Mall Drive Saturday night. Police say 76-year-old Jack G. Chappell of Bridgeton, Missouri, was killed when a tire that had fallen off of a towed vehicle hit his car.
Date: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Roadway: 
I-70