Thursday, October 25, 2012
A Rolla man went down an embankment off Interstate 44 late Tuesday night and then to the hospital.
A well-intended 29-year-old driver from Rolla swerved to avoid an animal that he said was on Interstate 44 Tuesday night, which caused the vehicle to veer off the right side of the roadway. Paul Runnion was driving a 2001 Honda Civic. The accident occurred at 10:50 p.m. on the westbound lanes near milemarker 246.4, according to a Missouri State Highway report. Runnion's car overturned, and was totaled. He was wearing a safety belt, according to authorities, and was taken to Mercy in Washington, MO, by a Union Emergency Medical Services crew. His injuries were deemed "minor."
Thursday, September 27, 2012
UPDATED: Interstate 44 westbound still isn't completely re-opened since today's early morning accident near Eureka, however one lane is semi-open, according to authorities. One driver since was arrested on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum tells Eureka-Wildwood Patch that two crashes actually occurred this morning on westbound Interstate 44 just west of Eureka. The driver of the disabled car referenced in earlier reports ran into the I-44 guard rail on the righthand side while heading westbound on I-44, Nothum said, which caused his vehicle to spin out and eventually stop on the interstate. The driver left the car. Nothum said several drivers coming behind the car nearly hit it, but managed to swerve and miss it, after which they pulled off to the side of the roadway. The driver of a "box truck" referenced earlier today was one of the individuals who swerved and missed the vehicle. That driver pulled over and was going back to the…
Authorities report a fatal accident on west bound Interstate 44, which has bottle-necked traffic. A highway patrol officer says alcohol, fog and early morning darkness were likely contributors to the accident.
Accident Recap provided/this article now updated at 9:15 a.m.: The driver of a box truck is dead after swerving to avoid a car stopped on Interstate 44 near Six Flags this morning. Authorities have not released the name of the deceased, due to needing to notify his relatives; they do know who he is and the trucking company for which he drove. The accident that occurred on Interstate 44 at around 5:15 a.m. today has stopped westbound traffic past the intersection of Six Flags/Allenton and McDonald's. Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum told Patch he expects westbound I-44 traffic to be blocked until 10 or 10:30 a.m., while accident reconstruction teams take measurements and collect details. Two large tow trucks from Hyndrich Towing in …