24-year-old woman, infant injured in rear-end collision on I-270

ST. LOUIS, MO – A 24-year-old woman and an infant were injured in a rear-end collision on westbound I-270 on Sunday night.

Rodney Brown, 52, was stopped in a lane on westbound I-270 in a 2001 Honda Civic his due to a previous crash, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. Niklas L. Wehmeyer, 25, failed to keep a proper lookout and rear-ended the Honda in his 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The accident happened west of Lilac Avenue around 9:35 p.m.

Two passengers in the Chevrolet were injured. Daianna S. Coronado, 24, was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital for moderate injuries. An infant was transported to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for minor injuries.

Wehmeyer, of Maryland Heights, Coronado, of Hazelwood, and the infant were all wearing seat belts.

Brown, of Florissant, was not wearing a seat belt.

Both vehicles were totaled.

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 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 for safer interstates 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.