Back-to-Back Highway FF Accidents Occur at Same Spot
This past week was not a safe one at .10 mile north of Project Road on Highway FF in Franklin County near Eureka. Check out the odd similarities.
On Friday, Eureka-Wildwood Patch reported an accident that occurred Wednesday on Highway FF, just .10 mile north of Project Road in Franklin County. Ironically, on Friday, another one-vehicle accident occurred at the very same place, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol sources.
Highway FF in Franklin County is not that far from Eureka. Highway FF in Jefferson County, which borders Eureka, has been deemed one of Missouri's most dangerous two-lane roadways, resulting in several fatalities in the past few years. Per Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers, area FF roadways can be tricky. One man emailed: "I used to live in Tall Oaks and that road was one of the main reasons we moved."
The first accident in the same Highway FF spot happened at 2:40 p.m. with a 41-year-old female from Ridgewoods, MO. The second accident on Friday occurred at 12:42 p.m. with a 28-year-old female from Richwoods, MO.
Both motorists were reported by Highway Patrol troopers as driving too fast for conditions, causing them to lose control of their vehicles. Both women's vehicles left the roadway and overturned.
The first female, Christie Bean, was was air-evacuated and taken to Mercy Hospital. The second female, Mellisa Thurmon, was taken to Mercy Hospital by a St. Clair EMS crew.
Neither drivers were wearing safety belts on the days of their crashes.
Bean's minivan was totaled; so was Thurmon's 2007 Dodge Caliber.
If anyone has driven this part of FF in Franklin County recently, please share what makes this spot at Project Road so dangerous.