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.
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.
Friday, January 4, 2013
POLICE LOG Dec. 24-30: This past week, St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct officers also handled some accidents and assisted with an apartment fire.
Following are recent incidences handled by St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct officers: Dec. 24: A traffic stop at Clayton and Strecker Roads found two people charged with a drug violation. Police received a complaint and handled warrants to be applied for violating a restraining order on Green Pines. A person was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) at Old State Road and Missouri Route 109, after having an accident and leaving the scene. Dec. 25 While responding to a report of suspicious people at Anniversary Park, police found a person with a drug violation. Dec. 26 Police, along with Metro West Fire Protection District firefighters, responded to an apartment fire on Hickory Pine in the Pine Tree …
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.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
A 16-year-old was taken to the hospital Sunday morning due to the following accident on Missouri Route 100.
A 16-year-old driver from Pacific, Ashley Whitmore, was driving a 2005 Buick Terraza minivan when it left the right side of the roadway near Missouri Route 100 and Highway OO. Whitmore returned to the roadway but overcorrected, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, causing the vehicle to go off the right side of the roadway again and overturn. The accident occurred at 8:10 a.m. Whitmore was transported to Mercy in Washington by a Meramec EMS crew. She was wearing a safety belt, according to authorities. Her minivan received moderate damage and was towed from the scene. She was the only vehicle involved in the accident, with no passengers.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers driving on Missouri Route 109 on Sunday around 10 a.m. were met with slow-going, due to an accident near Hidden Valley Ski Resort.
Slippery conditions due to Sunday's drizzle may have been a factor in an accident that occurred at Missouri Route 109 and Hidden Valley Forest in Wildwood. A driver from Arkansas overturned his car while heading north on Route 109, said a Wildwood police administrator. The driver told police he lost control and crossed the center line of the highway, then over-corrected. After that, he said he lost further control and the car eventually flipped. St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct officers said the driver was not injured. Editor's Note: Thanks to Eureka-Wildwood Patch reader Dave Downes, VP E&M Plumbing Company in Eureka, for sending in the photo from the accident scene.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
POLICE LOG: St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct officers responded to a DWI driver who hit an electric pole—and more accidents—between Nov. 26 and Dec. 1. Several left the scenes of accidents.
Following are recent incidences handled by St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct officers: Nov. 26: A traffic stop on Manchester and Pierside revealed drug violations and active warrants; three people were arrested. An accident happened on Strecker; no injury resulted. An accident occurred on Missouri Route 100 at Pond; no injury resulted. An accident, with injury, happened on Woods at Bartizan. Nov. 27: Police officers had nothing notable to report for this period. Nov. 28: An accident happened on Shepard at Missouri Route 109; no injury resulted. A person was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) on Manchester Road after hitting an electric pole. Two people were taken to an area hospital. An accident occurred …
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…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The columnist for the Post-Dispatch talked to residents in the area who doubt that the St. Louis Cardinals star was just avoiding a deer.
St. Louis Cardinals fans gasped collectively at news that 2011 World Series most valuable player David Freese of Wildwood had been in a single-car accident on Nov. 22. Was he OK? Was alcohol involved for the player whose history has included drinking and driving? The answer, St. Louis County police said, was yes, he was fine and no, alcohol wasn't involved. Freese swerved to avoid a deer, police said. Now, a column by Bill McClellan in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch casts doubt on that story. McClellan talked to two people who were in the vicinity at the time of the wreck on Thanksgiving afternoon: A cyclist named Dave Fleming and a neighbor of the home where Freese's car took out a fence named Jim Mathis. Both acknowledge that deer are …
Friday, November 23, 2012
St. Louis Cardinals' player and 2011 World Series MVP David Freese was not injured when his SUV struck a tree in Wildwood Thursday, but his vehicle had to be towed from the accident scene.
St. Louis Cardinal third baseman David Freese was involved in a one-vehicle traffic accident on Thursday at 2:31 p.m. when he lost control of his 2011 black Range Rover to avoid deer on the roadway, according to St. Louis County Police. Freese then struck a tree at the intersection of Wildhorse Creek and Rieger roads in Wildwood. Freese, 29, was not injured during the incident, according to authorities. St. Louis County Police Department officers responded to the incident where a supervisor on the scene spoke to Freese, and confirmed the information. The vehicle was towed from the scene. St. Louis County Police spokesperson Randy Vaughn tells Patch no other investigations are under way.