3 injured in crash when driver runs red light near Festus

FESTUS, MO – A 45-year-old Arnold driver ran a red light at a Jefferson County intersection and caused a two-vehicle crash that injured three people on Monday afternoon.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Denny A. Write was traveling east on Meyer Road in a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse when he failed to stop for a red light at northbound US-67. He t-boned a 2019 Ford Transit cargo van—driven by 22-year-old Crishonda P. Chatman—that was traveling north on US-67 through the green light. The accident happened around 1:05 p.m.

Write, Chatman, and a passenger in the cargo van, 32-year-old Ryan K. Cooper, were all transported to Mercy Hospital Jefferson for moderate injuries.

Chatman and Cooper, of St. Louis, were wearing seat belts. Write was not wearing a seat belt.

The Chevrolet sustained extensive damages and the Ford sustained moderate 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 reckless drivers who run red lights 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.