Injuries Reported in Multi-Truck Accident on I-44 in Franklin County, MO
Franklin County, MO -- February 3, 2022, injuries were reported following an accident which involved multiple 18-wheelers on I-44 during winter conditions.
In their initial reports, Missouri State Highway Patrol officials said the crash occurred just outside Sullivan near Winsel Creek along the eastbound lanes of I-44.
Conditions were snowy at the time when a pile-up began. Reports say at least nine commercial trucks were involved in the crash, and medics were called to the scene. Right now, it's unclear who was hurt or how serious the injuries were. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Multi-Truck Accident on I-44 in Franklin County
Crashes like this can be quite complex because some people just figure it all was an unavoidable result of the inclement weather. Folks thought the same thing last year here in DFW when over a hundred vehicles crashed after freezing rain. But crashes like this aren't inevitable in the winter because of the weather itself. It's because there are always drivers who fail to adjust their behavior for those hazardous conditions. Crashes like this almost always happen due to one or several drivers following too closely, driving too fast for the slick conditions, or not making sure their vehicle is up to standards for those conditions. It's very likely that further investigations here would show that at least one driver involved did something to set this chain of events into motion. For those in need of help for their injuries, having professionals who can find those factors will be crucial.