accident http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fatalities On Missouri Roads Up Over 2011 Totals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fatalities-missouri-roads-over-2011-totals <p><em>Janet Saidi contributed reporting from Columbia, Mo.</em></p><p>The number of people killed on Missouri roads is expected to be up slightly in 2012 compared with 2011.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation says:</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:42:52 +0000 KBIA 7781 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fatalities On Missouri Roads Up Over 2011 Totals Two Die On Mo. Roads Over Christmas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-die-mo-roads-over-christmas <p>Two people were killed and another 91 injured on Missouri’s roads during the Christmas holiday.</p><p>The state Highway Patrol investigated 239 crashes between December 21<sup>st</sup> and Christmas Day, and arrested 130 people for driving while intoxicated. During the Christmas holiday last year, five people were killed and 67 injured, and state police arrested 56 for DWI.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:17:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7729 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Die On Mo. Roads Over Christmas Morning headlines - Monday, September 10, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-september-10-2012 <p><strong>Mo. traffic fatalities continue climbing</strong></p><p></p><p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol says traffic deaths are taking a troubling turn upward this year.</p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/traffic/along-for-the-ride/missouri-traffic-deaths-on-the-rise-in/article_ab22cc18-f772-11e1-89f0-0019bb30f31a.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> says through Sept. 4, 554 people had died on Missouri roads, compared to 498 over the same period in 2011. Fatalities in 2011 reached their lowest total since the 1940s.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:07:21 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 4548 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Monday, September 10, 2012 IDOT launches road safety campaign http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/idot-launches-road-safety-campaign <p>Starting today, motorists in Illinois will see safe driving messages on the state&#39;s digital road signs.</p><p>The campaign from the Illinois Department of Transportation is an effort to reduce the number of fatal accidents in the state. So far this year, 479 people have died on Illinois roads, compared with 418 by the same time last year.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:34:26 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org IDOT launches road safety campaign Morning headlines - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-june-26-2012 <p><strong>Traffic fatalities spike in Mo. after six years of decline</strong></p><p>Traffic fatalities in Missouri climbed nearly 20 percent through the first six months of this year, the first increase after six years of decline.</p><p>The state recorded 375 deaths this year, compared to 313 in 2011. The biggest increases came in southern and central Missouri, while the St. Louis area saw a small drop in fatal accidents.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:49:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3985 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 One dead, four others injured in Metro East road accident http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-dead-four-others-injured-metro-east-road-accident <p><em>Will be updated.&nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>Updated 12:11 p.m. May 23:</strong></p><p>The name of the driver involved in the accident has been released by the Illinois State Police along with the names of the others injured - with the exception of worker Dennis Beard, who died, as we previously reported. They are as follows:</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 15:42:51 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 3760 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One dead, four others injured in Metro East road accident Morning headlines: Friday, April 20, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-april-20-2012 <p><strong>Washington University officials&nbsp;on the lookout for bacterial meningitis&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Officials at Washington University are on the lookout for possible cases of bacterial meningitis after a female undergraduate student was diagnosed with the bacteria that can cause the illness.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:44:16 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3533 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, April 20, 2012 Conditions upgraded for students hurt in Belgrade bus wreck http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conditions-upgraded-students-hurt-belgrade-bus-wreck <p>The Missouri students injured when <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/least-five-injured-after-school-bus-overturns-washington-county">their&nbsp;school bus overturned</a> are continuing to recover.</p><p>Eleven students in the Valley R-6 School District ranging in age&nbsp;from 7 to 16 were hurt in the crash Tuesday near Belgrade, about 60&nbsp;miles southwest of St. Louis. Authorities believe the bus driver&nbsp;was distracted by something on the bus, causing it to slide off the&nbsp;narrow two-lane highway and overturn in a ditch.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:56:39 +0000 The Associated Press 3264 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Conditions upgraded for students hurt in Belgrade bus wreck At least five injured after school bus overturns in Washington County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/least-five-injured-after-school-bus-overturns-washington-county <p><em>Updated 4:53 p.m. to reflect that at least five people have been reported as injured. Original reports stated three people, those airlifted, as the only injuries.</em></p><p>At least five people have been injured, three of whom were airlifted to a St. Louis hospital, after a school bus accident in rural eastern Missouri.</p><p>The accident happened this afternoon in Belgrade, Mo., about 80 miles southwest of St. Louis.</p><p>It involved a bus carrying students in the Valley R-6 School District in Washington County.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:39:24 +0000 The Associated Press & Maria Altman 3261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org At least five injured after school bus overturns in Washington County Lawmaker will again attempt to ban texting while driving http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-will-again-attempt-ban-texting-while-driving <p>In December, the National Transportation Safety Board <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/12/13/143648659/ntsb-recommends-ban-on-cell-phone-use-while-driving">recommended</a> that states ban drivers from using their cell phones in any way while operating a car.</p><p>In its report, the NTSB cited an <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1684806/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Two.killed.in.school.bus.ac">Aug. 2010</a> accident that killed two people and injured at least 50 others. The crash took place on Interstate 44 near Gray Summit, Mo.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 10:50:44 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2746 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawmaker will again attempt to ban texting while driving