A series of vehicle accidents in October caused a stir in Southeast Missouri. The first crash involved a 49 year-old woman driving southbound on Interstate 55 who veered on the left side of the road, hitting a bridge. The woman was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center for moderate injuries.
The next accident involved a motorcycle driven by a 33 year-old man who had lost control of the vehicle, overturned and slid into a 1999 Mercury in Chaffee, MO. Unfortunately in most motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclist almost always sustains the worse injuries due to the fact that there is minimal outside protection. The motorcycle driver was airlifted to a hospital where he received treatment for serious injuries. The other driver was not injured.
The third accident, also on I-55, was a two-car crash caused when two vehicles, a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis and a 2005 Buick Rendezvous, attempted to change lanes. Instead, both collided and ultimately landed in the center median. The Mercury driver was treated for moderate injuries. The Buick driver did not suffer injury, but the passenger was airlifted to a hospital due to sustaining serious injuries.