48-year-old driver injured in Franklin County hit-and-run crash

ST. CLAIR, MO – A 48-year-old male driver was injured in a hit-and-run crash on Highway K on Saturday afternoon.

Police report Brian A. Chitwood, of St. Clair, was traveling southbound on Highway K near Whispering Oaks Drive when a northbound unknown vehicle traveled into his lane and hit his 2014 Ford Econoline van head-on. The other vehicle fled the scene after hitting the Ford around 3:20 p.m.

Chitwood was transported to Mercy Hospital Washington for minor injuries. Two occupants in the Ford, 43-year-old Angela M. Chitwood and 19-year-old Sierra M. Chitwood, were not injured in the crash. All three were wearing their seat belts.

The Ford sustained moderate damages in the crash.

It is unclear why the unknown vehicle traveled into oncoming traffic.

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 hit-and-run 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 against reckless drivers who flee the crash scene 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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