60-year-old driver injured in rear-end chain-reaction collision

TROY, MO – A 60-year-old Louisburg driver was injured in a rear-end chain-reaction collision on Highway 47 on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old male driver was traveling east on Highway 47 in a 2015 Jeep Renegade. He rear-ended a 2002 Ford Explorer that was stopped for a vehicle turning left. The impact pushed the 2002 Explorer into the rear of a 2014 Ford Explorer that was also waiting for the other vehicle to turn. Police report the accident happened at Westborough Drive around 3:45 p.m.

Shelly C. Tinsley, the driver of the 2014 Explorer, was transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis for minor injuries.

All drivers were wearing seat belts.

Both the Jeep and the 2002 Explorer sustained extensive damages and the 2014 Explorer 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 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 distracted 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.