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37-year-old passenger injured after vehicle hits tree

37-year-old passenger injured after vehicle hits tree

Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2021

ST. CLAIR, MO – A 37-year-old male passenger was injured after a vehicle crashed into a tree on Mill Hill Road on Friday afternoon.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kristin M. Lenz, 40, was traveling eastbound on Mill Hill Road in a 2011 Kia Optima began to skid. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a traffic sign and tree around 2:08 p.m.

Matthew W. Lackey, of St. Clair, was transported to Mercy Washington Hospital for minor injuries. Both Lackey and Lenz were wearing their seat belts.

The Kia sustained moderate damages.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC 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 fight for safer roads 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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