For any Missouri motorist, large trucks can pose a serious threat if an unexpected accident should occur. These types of vehicles are usually much larger than the average car on the road, so the consequences of such truck accidents can be sever or potentially even life threatening. A serious accident of such an ilk occurred recently in Missouri.
A multi-vehicle accident involving three tractor trailers and an SUV slowed traffic and blocked a section of I-70. Police have reported that a driver of a tractor trailer traveling west lost control of his vehicle and overcorrected in an attempt to regain control. This caused the trailer to tip on its side, after which two more tractor trailers and the SUV crashed into the tipped vehicle. Two men involved in the crash were airlifted to a hospital, although both were conscious at the scene. It was not immediately known what caused the driver of the first tractor trailer to lose control.