WENTZVILLE, MO – Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway Z and Francis Street on Thursday afternoon.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Adele M. Zilke, 19, was stopped on southbound Highway Z in a 2006 Honda Accord and attempting to make a left turn onto Francis Street. Shelby E. Schneider, 25, was traveling south on Highway Z in a 2103 Hyundai Accent and failed to keep a proper lookout. She rear-ended the Honda around 1:20 p.m. The impact caused the Hyundai to spin into oncoming traffic and collide with a northbound 2001 Ford Ranger, driven by 77-year-old John B. Howard.
Schneider and Howard were transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis for moderate injuries. All drivers were wearing seat belts.
The Hyundai was totaled and both the Honda and Ford sustained extensive 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 an intersection collision, 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.