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Posted in Personal Injury on June 25, 2020   |  by Gary Burger

Fatal car accidents spike on Missouri state roadways amidst Coronavirus pandemic

Despite the decrease in drivers on the road due to the coronavirus pandemic, fatal car accidents have significantly increased in Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, fatal accidents are up 11% compared to last year's numbers. As of Wednesday, 403 people have died in fatal Missouri car accidents - last year, there were 359 deaths.

According to patrol officials, this surge in fatal crashes was predetermined in April - "the wide-open roads unleashed speeders and reckless driving."

For more information on fatal crashes in Missouri, check out this recently published article by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Or, if someone you love has been killed in a fatal car accident in Missouri, contact Burger Law's experienced St. Louis Car Accident Attorneys to discuss your case.

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