26-year-old motorcyclist seriously hurt in Festus collision

FESTUS, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – A 26-year-old motorcyclist was seriously hurt after he reportedly caused an accident with another vehicle in Festus yesterday evening, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The collision occurred just after 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Route A, also known as Veterans Blvd, and S Mill St, next to Jokerst Memorial Park.

The victim, 26-year-old Festus man Aaron T. McPherson, was operating a 2020 Kymco Spade motorcycle when he failed to yield to traffic and attempted to turn.

McPherson then collided with a 2020 Kia Optima operated by 36-year-old St. Louis woman Jamie L. Manley.

McPherson, who reportedly was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was taken to Mercy South for the treatment of serious wounds.

Manley was not reported as injured.

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