I-44 Accident: Motorcycle Rider Didn't See Car
A male motorcycle rider from Eureka changed lanes on Interstate 44 Monday morning, but didn't see a car in the roadway into which he was heading—resulting in an accident that sent him to the hospital.
A 21-year-old motorcycle rider from Eureka, Aaron Mize, was headed eastbound on Interstate 44, west of Antire Road, on Monday when he collided with a car while changing lanes at 8:15 a.m.
Mize was riding a 2009 Kawaski motorcycle. The driver of the 2010 Toyota Corolla involved in the accident was Sandra Fulton, 62 years old, also from Eureka.
Mize's left side of his motorcycle struck the car's right side, and he was ejected from his motorcycle, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol report. Damage to Fulton's car was considered moderate by authorities, while damage to Mize's motorcycle was deemed extensive.
Fulton was wearing a seat belt; Mize was exempt.
Mize was taken to St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur by a Eureka Ambulance crew.