60-year-old Arnold man injured in rear-end chain-reaction crash

ST. LOUIS, MO – A 60-year-old Arnold man was injured in a rear-end chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles on southbound I-270 on Friday afternoon.

Police report Philip K. Austin, 71, was heading south on I-270 in a 2019 Nissan Frontier and failed to notice stopped vehicles for a traffic crash. He rear-ended a 2013 Ford Explorer, driven by 60-year-old Donn F. Doerr. The impact caused the Ford to rear-end a 2015 GMC Sierra, driven by 35-year-old Henry E. Wayne. This crash pushed the GMC into the rear of a 2015 RAM 1500, driven by 47-year-old Ryan A. Rayburn.

The accident happened north of I-44 around 3:56 p.m.

Doerr was transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital St. Louis for minor injuries.

All drivers were wearing seat belts.

Both the Ford and Nissan sustained moderate damages. The RAM and GMC sustained minor damages.

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 rear-end collision, 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 careless drivers 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.