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66-year-old driver sustains moderate injuries in I-55 crash

66-year-old driver sustains moderate injuries in I-55 crash

Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2020

ST. LOUIS, MO – A 66-year-old female driver sustained moderate injuries in a crash on southbound I-55 on Thursday afternoon.

Jean M. Atkens, 66, was traveling southbound on I-55 in a 2013 Kia Rio when she struck a 2011 Ford Expedition when changing lanes, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Kia traveled off the right side of the interstate, hit a sign, and overturned.

Atkens was transported to Mercy South Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Ford, 52-year-old Gerald T. Wheeler, was not injured in the crash.

Police report the Kia was totaled and the Ford sustained minor damages 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 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 hold reckless drivers accountable 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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