Missouri Truck Accident Closes I-70

By January 15, 2008Trucking Accidents

An accident in Missouri involving a semi truck closed a portion of Interstate 70 to traffic Sunday night according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. Interstate 70 was closed for about two hours while officials worked to clear the roadway.
The accident occurred when a 2007 Mazda was blocking both westbound lanes of the interstate. The truck swerved to avoid another vehicle, striking the front of the Mazda and skidded off the left side of the road, slamming through the bridge rail. The truck came to rest in a creek bed, but was still resting on its wheels. The truck was driver from Nashville, Tenn, had moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Truman Medical Center. The driver of the car from was not injured.