2 injured in Franklin Co. when driver swerves to avoid animal

FRANKLIN CO., MO – A driver lost control of his vehicle while swerving to avoid an animal in the roadway, sending her and a passenger to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on St. Louis Inn Road west of Snow Hill Drive at about 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1. Gabrielle Brunk, a 20-year-old resident of St. Clair, swerved to avoid an unspecified animal, causing her 1999 Ford F-250 to run off the roadway and overturn. She and a her passenger, 21-year-old Cameron Allen, were taken to Mercy Hospital Washington by a private vehicle.

Their injuries are said to have been minor.

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 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 for safer roads 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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