Another Highway FF Accident Occurs
Ashley Harper of High Ridge was ejected from her vehicle after it left the roadway. Ironically, the accident occurred one day prior to deadline for comments to Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioners about safety improvements there.
A High Ridge woman survived a car crash May 31 on Highway FF just south of Schoenfeld drive in Jefferson County, near Eureka. Highway FF is known as one of Missouri's most dangerous two-lane roadways.
According to a Missouri Highway Patrol report, Ashley Harper, 21, of High Ridge, was travelling northbound on Highway FF when her Ford Ranger went off the west edge of the roadway, striking an embankment before overturning. Harper, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, according to the report.
She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur by Eureka Fire Protection District emergency responders, and was initially listed in serious condition, but a hospital spokesman said Harper was treated and released on the same day.
This accident report came at the same time Eureka and other nearby residents were encouraging everyone to submit comments to keep proposed Highway FF road improvement projects top-of-mind for Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioners, who will vote on July 11 regarding final Missouri Department of Transporation projects to receive funding for the 2013-2017 period. Ironically, the accident occurred one day prior to the deadline for comments.