27-year-old motorcyclist injured in westbound Highway 47 crash

TROY, MO – A 27-year-old motorcyclist was injured in a crash on westbound Highway 47 on Sunday afternoon.

Micheal L. Somers was traveling west on Highway 47 in a 2015 Harley Davidson and rear-ended a 2018 Ford Focus, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Ford, driven by 22-year-old Christapher J. Westfall, was on westbound Highway 47 waiting to make a left turn onto Gravens Road. Police report the accident occurred around 1:43 p.m.

Somers, of Moscow Mills, was treated for moderate injuries at an unknown hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Westfall, of Winfield, was wearing a seat belt.

The motorcycle sustained moderate damages and and the Ford sustained minor 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 a motorcycle 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 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.

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