Sunday, February 17, 2013
It's not every day a resident of another Wildwood is known to be in our midst.
It's just an interesting note that Kevin Bokor, a resident of Wildwood, FL, was involved in an auto accident on Wednesday while he was driving through the St. Louis area. See previous Patch article regarding how many other Wildwood and Eureka cities there in the United States: What’s in a (City) Name? Bokor was driving a 2006 Ford F350 westbound on Interstate 70, west of the Earth City Expressway, when he apparently failed to see that three other vehicles in front of him had slowed down, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol officers. The other motorists involved were from St. Charles, St. Louis and Illinois. Bokor received minor injuries, and was able to drive his truck away from the accident scene. A passenger in one of the other …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A Pacific man lost his life after a one-truck accident just after midnight Sunday.
A 29-year-old Pacific resident died after the truck he was driving left the road and struck a tree at 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Benjamin Cochran was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer westbound on Bend road, when his truck went off the right side of the highway just east of Green River Trail in Franklin County. Cochran was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by a Meramec Ambulance paramedic, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. The report also indicated Cochran was not wearing his safety belt. His body was taken to the St. Louis Morgue by a Russells Funeral Home driver. His truck was totaled, and was towed away from the accident area.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A House Springs woman was transported to an area hospital Tuesday morning after the truck she was driving overturned.
A House Springs driver was taken to the hospital after a 9:30 a.m. accident Tuesday on Highway BB, south of Oak Crest Road in Jefferson County. Tracie Smith, 47 years old, was driving a 1998 Ford Ranger northbound when it veered off the left side of the roadway. According to a Missouri Highway Patrol Report about the accident, she overcorrected at that point, which caused the truck to overturn. Smith was not wearing a seat belt, according to authorities, and was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital by a Big River Ambulance crew. Her truck sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the accident scene.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Two Eureka residents were traveling along Route PP Monday morning when the driver lost control and overturned the car.
Two Eureka residents were injured in a car accident Monday at 7:05 a.m. Milton Barratta, 27, was driving northbound on Route PP, just south of Old Little Antire in Jefferson County, at a high rate or speed when he lost control of the car and drove off the road before overturning the car, stated a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Barratta and his passenger, Barbara Parker, 48, sustained minor injuries in the accident. Both were taken to St. Anthony's Hospital by a Jefferson County ambulance crew. Barratta was not wearing a safety belt, however Parker was, according to authorities. Barratta's 1995 Mitsubishi Gallant sustained extensive damage, the highway patrol reported.
Friday, September 21, 2012
A House Springs woman was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after the driver of a SUV hit her car from behind.
House Springs resident Tricia McCartney was stopped in traffic while heading westbound on Highway 30 at High Ridge Boulevard Thursday when her car was hit from behind at 5:30 p.m. by a driver of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) from Cedar Hill. McCartney, 23, was driving a 2000 Toyota Celica. The other driver, 54-year-old Carl Keeven, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tracker SUV. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol report. McCartney was taken by a North Jefferson County Ambulance crew to St. Clare Health Center.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
When a driver from Fenton changed lanes to pass an unknown driver in Jefferson County Monday afternoon, he caused a head-on collision with a motorist from Labadie and her passenger.
After Fenton resident Shaun Frost, 32, attempted to pass another vehicle while heading southbound on Route NN at Moon Dance Lane in Jefferson County at 1:30 p.m. Monday, he collided head-on with a driver from Labadie who was heading northbound. Labadie resident Leslie Giles, 53, was driving her 2003 Ford Explorer, with Lynn Garner, 51, a passenger and also a Labadie resident. Frost was driving a 2002 Saturn SL1. Frost was not wearing his safety belt, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol report. Giles and Garner were wearing their belts. All three people involved with the accident received minor injuries, and were taken to St. Anthony's Medical Center by a Big River Ambulance crew. The Saturn was totaled. The Explorer was towed from the…