16-year-old driver injured in alleged street-racing crash on Hwy B

BIG RIVER TOWNSHIP, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – A 16-year-old boy was injured in a reported street-racing crash in Jefferson County late Friday night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The collision occurred on Highway B, near Ridge Road, AT 10:56 p.m., as the 17-year-old driver of a 2013 Hyundai Azera and the 16-year-old driver of a 2007 Honda Accord were reportedly racing, with the Honda headed southbound in the northbound lane.

The driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with the guardrail, which sent him into a spin, and into the Hyundai.

The 16-year-old driver was taken to Mercy Hospital South with moderate injuries.

The other teen was not injured.

Both drivers are from High Ridge and were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to advocate against dangerous street racing practices or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.

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