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4 people injured in speed-related crash on I-270 in Sunset Hills

4 people injured in speed-related crash on I-270 in Sunset Hills

Posted on Saturday, September 18th, 2021

SUNSET HILLS, MO – Four people were injured, three of them seriously so, in a rollover crash on I-270 in the Sunset Hills area yesterday evening, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on northbound I-270, north of Highway 30 at 6:25 p.m., when the driver of a 2016 Cadillac ATS, 22-year-old Joseph J. Polcaro, of Chesterfield, was allegedly driving over the posted speed limit and also failed to maintain a single lane. He then collided with a 2002 Honda Odyssey being driven by 35-year-old Fenton man Gabriel C. Escobar.

The impact sent both vehicles off the side of the road. The Cadillac crashed into a rock bluff, and the Honda collided with a guardrail and then flipped over.

Escobar and his two passengers, 36-year-old Gloria Perez and 18-year-old Maria L. Flores Escobar, both of Fenton, suffered serious injuries in the crash and were taken to Mercy St. Louis for treatment.

Polcaro was taken to the same hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

All but Flores Escobar were wearing their seatbelt when the accident occurred.

Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

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 accident, 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 dangerous driving habits 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.


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