Friday, April 26, 2013
A woman from Eureka had only bumps and bruises to show for a car accident that had her car flipping over and hitting the median wall. The crash also yielded a serious injury for a man from Leslie.
A 33-year-old woman from Eureka sustained minor injuries in a car accident that otherwise was pretty gruesome. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Charmain Wilder was a passneger in a car traveling eastbound in Interstate 44 Wednesday night when the car she was driving in rear-ended another car. The impact of that collision was enough to force Wilder's car to cross all lanes of traffic on I-44, overturn and strike the median guard rail. The driver in the car Wilder was driving in escaped without injury. The driver of the car that was rear-ended, identified as Michael Triplett, 33, of Leslie, was seriously injured and taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. None of the people involved were wearing a safety belt, the highway …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A Wildwood man is in the hospital after being seriously injured in a car accident along Interstate 64 Monday afternoon.
A 74-year-old man was seriously injured Monday afternoon in a car accident along Interstate 64. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, John Hardie, of Wildwood, was driving eastbound on I-64 near Mason Road at around 4:45 p.m. on Monday when he slowed for traffic. An SUV driving in the same direction behind him failed to slow and rear-ended Hardie's car, causing Hardie to rotate 90 degrees and then hit a semi-truck. The driver of the SUV—a 32-year-old female from St. Louis—drove off the roadway and struck the concrete barrier in the center of the highway. She sustained minor injuries. Both drivers injured in the accident were wearing seatbelts. Hardie was taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur via West County ambulance.
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.
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, October 8, 2012
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C covers Eureka and Wildwood, along with a 11-county area of eastern and central Missouri. Two of these seven new troopers have local roots.
Today (Oct. 8), seven new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will be working this local area. Troop C serves the following counties: Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Pike, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Warren, and Washington. The new troopers are members of the Patrol’s 95th Recruit Class, which graduated on Sept. 21, said Capt. Ronald Johnson, Troop C commanding officer. The troopers completed 25 weeks of highly intense training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. They will be working with a field-training officer for approximately three months before working independently, said Johnson. The new troopers for Troop C and their assignments are as follows: Trooper Daniel J. Arsenault, 28…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Please drive carefully: Deer are more active between October and December. One deer strike occurred every 2.5 hours in Missouri last year. Following are a few reminders about what to try.
During 2011, drivers in Missouri experienced 3,563 traffic crashes where deer-vehicle strikes occurred. One deer strike occurred every 2.5 hours in the state, according to state highway statistics. In these crashes, four people were killed and 367 injured, indicate state law enforcement officers. Col. Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said deer are more active this time of year. "Drivers should be especially vigilant during evening and early dawn hours," he said. "Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. Drivers are urged to remain alert." The majority of …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Two Eureka residents were traveling along Route PP Monday morning when the driver lost control and overturned the car.
Two Eureka residents were injured in a car accident Monday at 7:05 a.m. Milton Barratta, 27, was driving northbound on Route PP, just south of Old Little Antire in Jefferson County, at a high rate or speed when he lost control of the car and drove off the road before overturning the car, stated a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Barratta and his passenger, Barbara Parker, 48, sustained minor injuries in the accident. Both were taken to St. Anthony's Hospital by a Jefferson County ambulance crew. Barratta was not wearing a safety belt, however Parker was, according to authorities. Barratta's 1995 Mitsubishi Gallant sustained extensive damage, the highway patrol reported.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Remember the construction zone near Eureka during the stretch of Antire Road replacement project is part of the concerted 20-Mile Trooper project until Sunday. Fines
Missouri Highway Patrol Troop C Trooper Al Northum reminds Eureka residents and visitors this week and weekend could bring a noticeably heavier traffic flow through the construction zone along Antire Road on Interstate 44. Speeding-related fines associated with construction zones come with higher costs. See related article: Driving Speed Limit in I-44 Construction Zone for Safety's Sake Northum encourages drivers to be patient as other travelers with boats, trailers and camping gears squeeze through the area. Troopers are on high alert for speeding offenses this week as part of their 20-Mile Trooper initiative, through which troopers are stationed at 3-mile intervals along Interstates 44 and 70. Speeding fines start with a regular …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper handles accident that sent adult male and 11-year-old girl, both from Eureka, to the hospital.
A Eureka man and girl were taken by Eureka ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur Friday morning when the driver of a 2001 Dodge Dakota truck crossed over the center line during a right-hand curve on Route W near Lafarge Drive and struck their 2002 Ford Explorer truck. Carlos Chavez, 32, was driving with 11-year-old Amanda Pyle as a passenger when the accident occurred at 8:10 a.m. in Jefferson County. The driver of the Dodge truck, Scott Bertholf, is 27 years old and a resident of St. Peters, MO. He was heading southbound on Route W while Chavez was heading northbound, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report filed by Cpl. Travis Croft.