Friday, February 15, 2013
A one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon sends a local driver airborne and then to the hospital with serious injuries.
Travis Dunn, a 34-year-old driver from Pacific, was southbound on Route OO Tuesday when his 2006 Chevrolet Express ran off the right side of the roadway near Guenther Lane around 2:56 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the van then became airborne, traveled over a creek and struck an embankment. Dunn's van then returned to the roadway and overturned, ejecting him. The van eventually stopped, resting on the passenger's side, facing eastward. Highway patrol officers indicated Dunn was not wearing a safety belt. He was taken, with serious injuries, to Mercy Hospital by a Meramec Ambulance crew. His van was totaled and was towed away from the scene by the Hyndrich Brothers of Eureka.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A late afternoon accident on Saturday sent a Eureka male to the hospital for fairly serious injuries.
Eureka resident James Russo, 61, was driving his 2010 Infiniti EX35 on Missouri Route W when he left the roadway off the left side, about 0.3 mile south of Twin River Road, at approximately 4:25 p.m. Saturday. Russo's car was southbound on Route W. It struck a tree after veering off the road, and overturned, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. He was wearing a safety belt, according to authorities, but he received moderate injuries and was taken to St. Anthony's Medical Center by a Eureka Ambulance crew. His car was totaled.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A female House Springs driver was taken to the hospital after this early Monday morning accident.
A House Springs resident, Diana Young, 61, was traveling westbound on Route M in her 2007 Saturn Vue at 6:40 a.m. Monday when a driver from Dittmer, MO, was traveling northbound on Moss Hollow Road. Ryan Honea, 19, failed to yield to Young, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report about the accident. The front of Young's sport utility vehicle struck the right side of Honea's 1999 Saturn SL2. Young was taken to St. Anthony's Medical Center by a Rock Township Ambulance crew for what was deemed minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing safety belts, according to authorities. Young's SUV received extensive damage, while Honea's car suffered moderate damage; both vehicles were towed from the accident area.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
A Pacific man sustained serious injuries from the accident.
A 26-year-old man from Pacific is in the hospital with serious injuries after his vehicle overturned on eastbound highway T, 0.7 miles of St. Albans Road east junction, near Wildwood, at approximately 8:30 p.m. last Friday. James McFerrin was driving his 1999 Chevrolet Montecarlo when he traveled off the road, struck a tree and overturned, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol Report. McFerrin was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Washington, MO.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The accident ocurred Friday morning on eastbound 44 near Six Flags.
A 32-year-old St. Louis man is in the hospital with moderate injuries after his car overturned while traveling eastbound on Interstate 44 at approximately 1:40 a.m. Friday. Adolphus Houston was driving his 2003 Hyundai Accent on eastbound I-44 and 233 MM in Franklin County when he exited the roadway to the left. Houston overreacted and re-entered the roadway, overturning multiple times, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Houston's vehicle came to a stop against the right guardrail, partially blocking the right lane. St. Clair EMS responders transported Houston to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The Chesterfield driver was taken to Mercy Hospital.
Chandler Chan, a 32-year-old driver from Chesterfield, failed to observe the slowing traffic on Interstate 64 while driving his 2010 Honda Fit, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper. Chan's car hit a car driven by a Wildwood woman. The accident occurred east of Boone's Crossing at 12:58 p.m. Saturday. Wanda Phillips, 45, was driving a 2011 Hyundai Sante Fe. Chan swerved to the left, and struck her auto. Both drivers were wearing safety belts, according to the patrol report. Chan was taken to Mercy Hospital by a Monarch Fire Protection District crew. Phillips was not injured. Phillips' car received moderate damage, while Chan's car was deemed as extensive damage, according to the report.
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:…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This fatal accident occurred on Interstate 44 at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, just east of Union, MO.
One person died, and three others were injured, after a tractor trailer and two vehicles collided on eastbound Interstate 44 (I-44) Saturday morning. The accident happened at 4:50 a.m. just east of the Union, MO, exit on I-44 at mile marker 248.6 in Franklin County. This area is about 20 miles west of Eureka. Diaael Saker, 25, of Kenner, LA, lost control of his 2012 Kenworth tractor trailer and ran off the north/left side of the road, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Saker over-corrected and the trailer rolled over, troopers indicated. Two motorists following the tractor trailer attempted to stop, but slid into the trailer, according to authorities. Saker was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Felix Smith, 52…
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.