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.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A 19-year-old Pacific resident was driving too fast for conditions, according to authorities, and struck a tree off the roadway.
Pacific resident Anna Scanga, 19, was traveling southbound on Route FF Friday evening at a speed too fast to make a curve in the road near Wilderness Drive. Her 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe sports utility vehicle (SUV) left the roadway on the right-hand side and eventually struck a tree, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Scanga was the only person involved in the accident, which occurred at 11 p.m. in Jefferson County near Eureka. She was wearing her safety belt, according to the report. Due to minor injuries, she was taken by a Eureka Fire Protection Department EMS crew to Mercy Hospital. Scanga's Tahoe was totaled, and was towed from the accident scene.