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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

A 50-year-old man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run wreck in Kirkwood on Sunday night. Authorities say they were called to the 400 block of N. Kirkwood Rd., just south of Bodley, and found the victim laying in the street.
Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Roadway: 
N. Kirkwood Rd

Authorities are searching for a driver who fled the scene after crashing into a barrier wall in downtown St. Louis early Friday morning.

Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Winter storms usually cause a spike in wrecks, but the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Friday raised concerns about the massive number of accidents that occurred over a two-day period this week.

Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
Type: Car Accident

All lanes of Interstate 70 near Foristell are closed following a weather-related accident Tuesday afternoon.

Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014
Roadway: 
I-70

One person hospitalized after a multi-vehicle wreck involving a truck on Interstate 64 in west St. Louis Tuesday morning.

Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014
Roadway: 
I-64

Multiple lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 were shut down after a multi-vehicle wreck in north St. Louis on Monday.

The wreck happened on the interstate near the Lucas and Hunt exit around 7:50 a.m.

Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Roadway: 
I-70
Type: Car Accident
More than a dozen Riverview Garden students were on a school bus that crashed in south St. Louis Wednesday morning. Authorities say the wreck happened near the intersection of Interstate 55 and Gasconade around 8:30 a.m.
Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Franklin County man is dead after being ejected from a vehicle during a crash late Friday night.

Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Type: Car Accident

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.

Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Roadway: 
I-70

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.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Type: Car Accident
An elderly man struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident in Hillsboro early Monday morning.
Date: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Police have identified a man who died in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 55 in south St. Louis County Monday afternoon.

Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Roadway: 
I-55
Type: Car Accident

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.

Date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Roadway: 
N. Euclid
Type: Car Accident

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.

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 364
Type: Car Accident

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