Thursday, April 18, 2013
A House Springs woman was taken to the hospital after her car struck a median in Jefferson County.
Mary Dayton, a House Springs resident, was driving southbound on Interstate 55 on Tuesday, when she lost control of her car near mile marker 185 at 10:41 a.m., and hit the median. Dayton, 63, was driving a 2005 Honda Civic, which was towed from the accident scene. She was wearing a safety belt, according to authorities. She was taken to by a Jefferson County Ambulance crew to St. Anothony's Hospital. No other drivers or vehicles were involved in this accident, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A young girl from Eureka was taken to the hospital after the sports utility vehicle she was in Sunday left the roadway.
During Sunday morning's snow storm, Joshua Curtis, 35, of Eureka, was driving his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban southbound on Highway W in Jefferson County. Joushua's sports utility vehicle (SUV) left the roadway, south of Patty Drive, at 9:20 a.m. He told Missouri State Highway Patrol officers he was attempting to avoid another vehicle in front of his truck. Kristen Curtis, a 4-year-old passenger in the truck, was taken to St. Clare Health Center by a Big River Ambulance crew. Joshua was not injured, according to the accident report. Both Curtis' had seat belts on. His SUV received moderate damage.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A local woman was thrown from her car during Sunday's snow-shower weather.
After 48-year-old Ruth Luedde, a Eureka resident, failed to negotiate a curve to the left on Twin River Road Sunday afternoon, her 1999 Saturn SL2 traveled off the right side of the roadway. The car then struck a rock and overturned. Luedde, who has not wearing a seat belt, was ejected. The accident happened at 1:09 p.m., just east of River Bend Drive in Jefferson County. Luedde had been traveling eastbound. She was taken by a North Jefferson County Ambulance crew to St. Anthony's Medical Center for injuries sustained in the accident. Her car received extensive damage, and was towed from the scene. No other motorists or passengers were involved in the accident.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A motorist who prompted a Eureka man to slow down on the southbound ramp of Interstate 270 to westbound Interstate 44 then left the scene of the accident.
A 22-year-old Eureka resident, Ryan Hinterleitner, was southbound on the Interstate 270 ramp heading toward westbound Interstate 44 Saturday morning when he told authorities he slowed down due to the vehicle ahead of him stopping. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, Hinterleitner's 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe then began to slide on the wet roadway. Hinterleitner's sports utility vehicle (SUV) slid into the rear of the vehicle in front of him at 8:24 a.m. Saturday. The unknown driver of the other vehicle quickly left the scene of the accident. Hinterleitner was taken to St. Clare Health Center by a Fenton Fire Protection District emergency crew for what what was deemed minor injuries. The SUV received extensive damage…
Friday, March 1, 2013
A House Springs woman received moderate injuries in an early Thursday morning accident on Interstate 44 near Eureka.
A 28-year-old House Springs woman was taken to Mercy Hospital for moderate injuries after the sports utility vehicle she was in overturned at 4:10 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 44 near Eureka. Rene Harrison was a passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet Tracker, which was driven by Union resident Anthony Sansone. Sansone is 25 years old. He was driving westbound on I-44, east of mile marker 259.4, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, when he said he swerved to the left to avoid a deer in the roadway. Sansone's SUV then struck the concrete median wall, and overturned on the right side. Both SUV occupants were wearing seat belts, officials stated. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment by the Eureka Fire Protection …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A Wildwood woman's car was totaled after an unknown driver prompted her to lose control Tuesday morning.
Julianna Eshraghi, a 48-year-old motorist from Wildwood, was driving her 2004 Kia Amanti westbound on Interstate 64 in St. Charles County at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. She told Missouri State Highway Patrol officers an unidentified driver and vehicle changed lanes, causing her to swerve to avoid it. The accident occurred about 0.3 mile east of Missouri Research Park. Eshraghi lost control, traveled off the roadway and struck the center median. She was wearing a safety belt. She was taken to Mercy Medical Center by a St. Charles Ambulance crew for what was deemed minor injuries. But her car was totaled and towed from the accident scene. No other drivers or vehicles were involved.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
An early Monday morning, one-vehicle accident sends three family members to the hospital.
Three family members were taken to Mercy Hospital after a one-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 44 at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Monica Skelton, 40, from Rogers, AR, was driving her 2004 Chevrolet Silverado truck eastbound on Interstate 44 at mile marker 232 when she lost control. Passengers were 6-year-old Olivia Skelton and 11-year-old Pierson Skelton. The driver exited the roadway and struck the median, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol, before she overcorrected and re-entered the interstate. The truck then overturned. The driver was wearing a safety belt, according to authorities. Her truck was totaled and towed from the accident scene.
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, December 17, 2012
A Eureka man was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.
Two motorists were heading westbound on Interstate 44, west of Missouri Route 141, when one driver's car hit the back of the other at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Eureka resident William Cooper, 51, was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to authorities, when his 2011 Nissan Altima hit the back of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Dennis Barnes, a 42-year-old resident of Catoosa, OK. Both vehicles exited I-44 to the left. Cooper's car went under the median cables and came to rest facing eastbound in the westbound lanes of the interstate, stated Trooper A.J. Michels. Click here to sign up for the free Eureka-Wildwood Patch morning newsletter. Cooper was taken to Mercy Medical Center by…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Authorities indicate the accident was a result of the driver overcorrecting while traveling on northbound Interstate 55.
Wildwood resident Robin Baker was driving her 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County Friday when her car exited the road to the left at 11:55 a.m. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Baker overcorrected and the Grand Prix then exited the right side of the interstate before striking a rock bluff and overturning. The accident occurred at mile marker 158. Baker, 57, had a 3-year-old Ballwin resident, Mason Spencer, in the car at the time of the accident. Spencer was taken by an air-evacuation team to St. Louis Children's Hospital, according to the accident report. Baker was taken to Jefferson Memorial Medical Center by a Ste. Genevieve County ambulance crew. She was wearing a safety belt…