ROLLA, MO (PHELPS COUNTY) – Three people were injured, one of them seriously so, in a collision on Highway 63 south of Rolla yesterday afternoon, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened on Highway 63, about a mile south of Vida, at 1:55 p.m. The driver of a 2016 Kia Optima, identified as 46-year-old Rolla woman Kimberly R. Salter, failed to yield to a 2014 Kia Sorrento making a left turn.
The Sorrento then collided with the Optima, and then a 2007 Kia Sportage driven by Daisy M. Slagel, a 20-year-old Macon resident, crashed into the back of the Sorrento.
Salter was airlifted to the hospital in Columbia with severe injuries.
The driver of the Sorrento, 78-year-old Judy N. Watson, of Houston, Missouri, sustained moderate injuries in the crash.
A passenger in the Sorrento, 59-year-old Teresa L. Gaston, of Bucyrus, suffered minor injuries in the crash. Both she and Watson were taken to the hospital in Rolla for treatment.
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 car 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 advocate for the rights of victims across the state 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.