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4-year-old St. Louis boy injured in northbound I-55 accident

4-year-old St. Louis boy injured in northbound I-55 accident

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2021

ST. LOUIS, MO – A 4-year-old boy sustained injuries in a two-vehicle accident on northbound I-55 on Wednesday morning.

Kaelen W. Gmerek, 19, was traveling northbound on I-55 when her 2007 Dodge Dakota spun out and came to a stop on the interstate, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. Shahla Sarlak, 41, was traveling behind the Dodge and applied the brakes in her 2019 Kia Sedona. The Kia slid on the interstate and struck the Dodge. Police report the accident occurred north of the South Lindbergh Boulevard exit (197) around 10:25 a.m.

A 4-year-old St. Louis boy in the Kia was transported to Mercy Hospital South for minor injuries.

Both Gmerek and Sarlak were wearing seat belts.

Police report both vehicles sustained minor 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 an interstate 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 interstates 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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