2 children injured in chain-reaction crash on I-70 in Earth City

EARTH CITY, MO (ST. LOUIS COUNTY) – Two children were injured in a chain-reaction crash on I-70 in northwest St. Louis County late Friday night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The collision occurred on I-70 westbound, east of Blanchette Bridge, at 9:58 p.m., as a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and a 2017 Toyota RAV4 pickup truck were slowed down for traffic ahead.

The driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox SUV, 34-year-old High Ridge resident Heather J. McKire, was unable to brake in time to avoid a collision. The front of the Equinox crashed into the rear of the Toyota, pushing it into the back of the Chrysler.

Two passengers in the Equinox, an 11-year-old girl and an 8-year-old girl, both from High Ridge, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

McKire, as well as the driver of the Toyota, 50-year-old O’Fallon resident Lynette R. Ormsby, and the driver of the Pacifica, 65-year-old Wendy L. Pinckney, of Versailles, Kent., were not reported as injured.

All five people 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 fight for the rights of children who have been injured on the road 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.