Saturday, October 6, 2012
A motorist's medical condition caused him to have driving difficulties Thursday evening while traveling on Interstate 44.
A trailer truck driver from Rolla, MO, experienced an unknown medical condition Thursday around 8:37 p.m. while traveling westbound on Interstate 44, 0.2 miles east of Missouri Route 100, which prompted him to travel off the left side of the roadway and strike the median wall, according to authorities. Steven Hughes, a 59-year-old driver, was wearing his seat belt, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Hughes was taken by a Meramec Emergency Medical Services crew to Mercy in Washington. His 2008 International truck was towed from the scene. No other motorists were involved in the accident.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
It's now starting to sprinkle in the fatal accident area of Interstate 44, which obviously could contribute to slower movement, too.
Avoid the Eureka and Wildwood area of Missouri Route 109, Interstate 44 and now Fox Creek Road today. Missouri Route 100 will be next to back up. After an early morning accident on I-44 between Eureka and Pacific that resulted in a fatality, just west of Six Flags St. Louis, drivers are seeking alternative routes—but there aren't any great choices. Drivers trying to head east and north are getting trapped in the three intersections at Six Flags Road/Allenton, due to the stoplights not cycling, or rotating, due to the constant stream of westbound traffic diverted off of I-44 and underneath the overpass. The Fifth Street outer road in Eureka has been receiving more and more traffic, with some drivers, including truckers, getting off I-44 …
A three-auto bang-up occurred near Eureka Wednesday morning at Lewis Road on Interstate 44.
Eureka motorist Alexander Vergara, 40, and Union motorist Michael McKnight, 49, were slowing for traffic associated with the Interstate 44 construction zone when Pacific motorist Michael Bates, 22, didn't ease up the speed in time, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. The accident occurred at 6:45 a.m. All of the drivers were heading eastbound on Interstate 44, just 0.5 mile east of Lewis Road. Bates was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe. He struck the back end of Vergara's 2008 Nissan Titan, causing him to hit the rear end of McKnight's 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. All three drivers were wearing safety belts, according to authorities. Bates was taken by a Eureka EMS crew to St. Clare Hospital. His Tahoe was towed from the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A driver was injured in a commercial truck/Jeep accident Thursday while heading westbound on Interstate 44, west of Antire Road near Eureka. Plus, transportation managers now say I-44 Antire Road project will not be complete until next month.
A Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) spokesperson stated Thursday that crews were working hard to get all eastbound and westbound lanes near Eureka from Lewis Road to Antire Road reopened by early- to mid-October, weather-permitting. The westbound exit and entrance ramp at Antire Road also is expected to open next month. The lanes originally were expected to reopen in mid-September, but MoDOT faced unexpected utility delays during the project. There also are additional pavement repairs that need to be finished before the eastbound and westbound lanes can reopen. Ironically, Thursday also brought another accident within the construction area, during which a driver of commercial trailer truck attempted to change lanes on I-44 and …
Monday, September 10, 2012
A female driver of a Mustang westbound on Interstate 44, west of Highway 141, crossed multiple lanes of traffic, eventually hitting two other vehicles, resulting in her and another driver being sent to the hospital.
Thela Wright, a 29-year-old driver of a 1995 Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on Interstate 44, west of Highway 141, on Thursday at approximately 5:35 p.m. when she drove on the westbound shoulder, veering into the lane of Richard Rossomanno, a 64-year-driver of a 2010 Dodge Durango from Eureka. Wright then struck the 2005 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Mary Johnson, a 53-year-old resident of Union, MO. Wright continued to travel across all lanes of traffic, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol report, and struck Rossomanno as well. Wright then hit the concrete median and came to a stop in the lane of Johnson, facing eastbound on I-44. Johnson and Rossomanno both struck the center median, and came to a rest in the second lane of …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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 …
Monday, August 20, 2012
A Pacific woman was injured when she lost control of the car she was driving along Interstate 44 early Saturday morning.
Ann Albright, 38, of Pacific, lost control of her 2000 Nissan Altima while eastbound on Interstate 44 at the 252.8 mile marker at approximately 1:50 a.m. Saturday, and was injured during the resulting accident. Albright was attempting to pass traffic on the I-44 shoulder when she lost control and traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a rock wall, according to a Missouri State Highway report. She was wearing a safety belt, according to the report. Albright was taken by a Meramec Ambulance crew to Mercy Hospital in Washington, due to moderate injuries. No other cars, passengers or drivers were reported involved with the accident.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Two Pacific females were taken to a local hospital Thursday afternoon when the Jeep Liberty they were in overturned west of Six Flags Road in Eureka.
A driver and passenger were injured in a one-SUV accident in the westbound lane of Interstate 44, west of Six Flags Road, in Eureka on Thursday at 12:35 p.m. Both were taken to Mercy Medical Center by Eureka Ambulance. Sadie Slade, 16 years old, was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty when, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol report, she swerved to avoid hitting debris in the roadway. The Jeep then ran off the right side of the road, struck a rock wall and overturned. The passenger in the Jeep was 14-year-old Judith Wertenberger, who also is a Pacific resident. Both sustained moderate injuries. The driver was wearing a seat belt, according to the patrol report.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
An accident near Eureka and Antire Road on Interstate 44 closed down the westbound highway at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, reports KSDK-TV.
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Sunday, September 18, 2011