18-year-old woman injured in Jefferson County rear-end crash

HIGH RIDGE, MO – An 18-year-old woman was injured in a rear-end collision on westbound Highway 30 on Tuesday morning.

Shelby A. Miller, 18, was traveling west on Highway 30 in a 2007 Ford Focus when she rear-ended a 2015 Dodge Durango, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident happened east of Highway PP around 11:06 a.m.

A passenger in the the Ford, Breana R. Gayfield, was transported to SSM Health St. Clare Hospital for minor injuries. Gayfield, of House Springs, was not wearing a seat belt.

Miller and the Dodge driver, 76-year-old Marilyn L. Tanner, were wearing seat belts. Neither driver was injured.

The Ford sustained extensive damages and the Dodge sustained minor damages.

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 rear-end crash, 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 fight against distracted drivers 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.