A sideswipe car accident on I-49 near Peculiar, Missouri in Cass County left at least two people with moderate injuries, according to a recent article in the Democratic Missourian. Investigators believe the cause of the crash was a 19-year-old driver heading the wrong way on I-49.
The crash occurred during the mid-afternoon hours. Witnesses saw the vehicle driven by the 19-year-old heading south on the northbound side of I-49. About one mile south of the Route J interchange, the teen’s car sideswiped another vehicle, driven by a 32-year-old man from Kansas City. He later sought treatment for minor injuries related to the crash.
After the collision, the teen’s car crossed the median and stopped on the southbound side of Interstate 49. Rescue workers transported her to a local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Investigators believe that drug or alcohol intoxication was a factor in the crash.