There were less reported fatal accidents and accidents with serious injuries in the last couple days than we’ve seen so far this year. According to the State Highway Patrol website there were no deadly accidents or accidents with serious as of early evening January 11, 2014 and only one accident, unfortunately involving a fatality, reported the previous day. Prior to this Missouri was on about a fatal accident per day pace, as has been around the average for the past couple years. In fact, Missouri roadways average a little over 1 fatal accident per calendar day over the past couple years.
This is an alarming rate of fatal accidents, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is working hard to keep the streets safe for Missouri drivers. The recent snow storms were difficult to deal with, and resulted in a high number of fender benders, and over-turned cars, but there was not a high number of fatal accidents or accidents involving serious injuries as a direct result of the massive snow storm. There were ares of Missouri that saw over one foot of snow and a few days later were hit with several more inches.
For the most part the roads in Missouri were back to normal this weekend. That’s because rain and high temperatures made light work of dissolving the piled up snow. Many of the areas where the snow drifted and piled up by snow plows is still visible, but besides that the roads are back to being snow free, and relatively safe. We are still nowhere near the end of the winter season in Missouri, so it’s important to make note of any lessons learned from this snow storm and make sure you and your family are fully prepared for the next go around, because it could be just around the corner.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade
It’s not everyday that you get to spend true quality time with your family, so when mother nature shuts down the world outside, do everything you can to make the most of it if you are spending your days at home with family. may not always have quality time together in the future, and it can be important to make the most of what you have right now. You never know if this is going to be the last time you’re all together for the holidays, so do your best to put any differences aside and try to enjoy one anothers company. If you have small children, take them out to play in the snow if you’re all stuck at home. “When life gives you lemonades, make lemonade”. There is so much to be gathered from that statement, but to me it means make the best with what you’ve got and be happy you’ve got it. Learn to appreciate the smaller things in life and trust that everything else, especially the things that are out of your control, will eventually work itself out. If you or someone you know has unfortunately lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, or another’s wrong doing, please give our office a call today for a no obligation free consultation.