7-year-old boy, 31-year-old woman injured in I-70 accident

O’FALLON, MO – A 7-year-old boy and 31-year-old woman were injured in an accident on westbound I-70 east of Highway 79 on Monday night.

Police report La Aunshe K. Briggs, of Columbia, was stopped on the side of I-70 due to mechanical issues and partially blocking the left lane in her 2003 Ford Expedition. Rachel N. Goodman, 26, was traveling west on I-70 in a 2006 Nissan Altima and struck the right rear of the Ford around 9:38 p.m.

Briggs and the 7-year-old boy were transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis for minor injuries.

All three people were wearing seat belts.

Both vehicles sustained moderate 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 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.