Monday, December 10, 2012
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:…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Missouri Department of Transportation employees install signs along Route FF near Eureka this week.
During the same week Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) employees installed new caution signs along curves on Highway FF near Eureka, a serious accident happened on the roadway. MoDOT data indicates Highway FF has a crash rate of at least 25 percent over the statewide average for a two-lane road. Reviews of traffic reports reveal Highway FF was the site of 129 accidents during 2006 to 2010, including three fatalities. "As promised, we should have the majority of the signs up by the end of the year, pending weather delays," said Judy Wagner, P.E., Missouri Department of Transportation area engineer for Franklin and Jefferson Counties. Wagner said they still have several of the sign post delineators to install when they get them, …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A young female was taken to the hospital Tuesday after hitting a utility pole.
Kelly Pool was attempting to make a right-hand turn at 6204 Highway PP while traveling north in a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan when she lost control of the minivan and exited Route PP to the left. The accident occurred at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday. Per a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Pool's minivan struck a mailbox and utility pole. She was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital by a North Jefferson County Ambulance crew. Pool is a 23-year-old resident of House Springs. She was wearing a safety belt, according to authorities. Her minivan received extensive damage and was towed from the accident scene. There were no other drivers, passengers or vehicles involved.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The driver in this one-car accident was not wearing a safety belt, according to authorities.
Melissa Banks, a 19-year-old driver from Pacific, was transported to Mercy Washington by a Meramec Emergency Management Service crew on Monday after the 1997 Toyota Corolla she was driving traveled off the right side of the Highway N, north of Frisco Drive, at 1:56 a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report about this accident indicates Banks overcorrected, then traveled off the left side of the roadway and hit a fence and a parked vehicle. She sustained "moderate injuries," according to the report. Her car received extensive damage, and was towed by Eureka-based Hyndrich Brothers Towing. She was not wearing a safety belt, according to authorities. There were no passengers or other drivers involved in this accident.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The accident occurred at noon on Thursday.
Eureka driver Patricia Wehner, 56, was westbound on Missouri Route 30 in her 2008 Chevrolet Equinox when a northbound driver from Dittmer made a left-hand turn in front of her onto Valley Dell Drive. The front of Wehner's Equinox struck the passenger side of a 1998 GMC Savana driven by Rhonda Perry, 48. The left rear side of Perry's van then struck the front driver side of a 1995 GMC Vandura being driven southbound by Brian Fueller from Fenton, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Wehner was transported to St. Clare Hospital by a North Jefferson County EMS crew, for what was deemed minor injuries. All three drivers were wearing seat belts, according to the accident report.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A Eureka man was taken to the hospital after a vehicular accident at Missouri Route 109 and Fourth Street in Eureka on Tuesday evening.
Eureka resident Jeff Brennecke was southbound on Missouri Route 109 at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday when House Springs resident Tommy Dickerson was driving westbound and attempted to make a left turn onto Fourth Street. A Missouri State Highway Patrol report indicates the front of Dickerson's 1991 Honda Accord struck the front left of Brennecke's 2010 Ford Crown Victoria. Brennecke is 43 years old, and Dickerson is 65 years old. Both were wearing seat belts, according to authorities. Brennecke was taken by a Eureka Ambulance crew to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur for what was classified as minor injuries. Brennecke's auto was towed from the scene, while Dickerson's was driven from it. Both vehicles suffered moderate damage, according to the report.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
PHOTOS CAPTURE IT LIVE: A single-car accident Wednesday afternoon on eastbound Interstate 44 at Lewis Road led to the driver being searched and ultimately arrested.
Shortly after St. Louis County Police received a call about a careless and imprudent driver on Interstate 44, a man heading eastbound ran his car off the right side of the highway just past the Lewis Road exit. The male, driving what appeared to be a Ford LTD, was taken into custody by St. Louis County Police officers after he ran his car into an embankment off of I-44. The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Eureka Fire Protection District firefighters and a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer also responded to the accident. St. Louis County Police officer Eric Algren told Patch the car was registered to a St. Louis County resident. The driver was the only occupant in the car, and he didn't hit any other vehicles …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A House Springs teenager was riding in a car that struck a rock bluff Sunday.
Kordell Geiler, a 14-year-old from House Springs, was a passenger on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. in a 1993 Honda Accord being driven by 20-year-old Kellie Davidson, a Hazelwood resident. Davidson was westbound on Route 30 and lost control of the Accord, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. The car left the roadway and struck a stop sign and a rock bluff at Scenic View Lane. Davidson was wearing a seat belt, per the report. Both Geiler and Davidson were taken to St. Anthony's Medical Center by a Big River Ambulance crew. Her car sustained extensive damage, and was towed from the accident scene in Jefferson County. No other cars or drivers were involved, according to the report.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
A young driver from Eureka collided with a driver from Cedar Hill on Friday afternoon in Jefferson County.
Eureka resident Camilla McAlister, 18 years old, was driving a 1996 Toyota Camry Friday afternoon, when she made a left turn onto Route B, south of Ridge Road in Jefferson County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, McAlister turned into the path of a car being driven by 59-year-old Daniel Hyde, a Cedar Hill resident. Hyde was heading southbound on Route B, along with a passenger, Celena Hyde, 60 years old. He was driving a 2002 Kia Spectra. The front of the Spectra struck the left front of the Camry. The accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. Both vehicles were totaled. All three people were taken to St. Clare Medical Center for minor to moderate injuries. They were wearing seat belts, according to authorities.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
When a driver said he was attempting to park on Central Avenue in Eureka Saturday afternoon, a different outcome occurred. At the time of the collision, several people were inside the building but none sustained injuries.
A 70-year-old Chesterfield resident said he was attempting to park a 2007 Mercedes-Benz in front of Michelle's Cafe Saturday afternoon after traveling north on South Central Avenue, just south of Boccardi Lane. Driver Harry Karagiannis told Eureka Police Department officers he inadvertently depressed the accelerator instead of the brake, which caused the car to lunge forward. An accident report indicates Karagiannis' car jumped over the concrete curb and onto the sidewalk—striking the metal table and chairs outside of the cafe's front windows. The car continued until it also struck the front of the restaurant's building. No one was on the sidewalk in the path of the accident, nor seating at the outside table at the time. There were people …