71-year-old man injured in Jefferson County rear-end collision

FESTUS, MO – A 71-year-old man was injured after he rear-ended another vehicle Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just after 1 p.m. at the intersection of Meyer Road and U.S. Highway 67 when a 2011 Hyundai Elantra was stopped at a traffic light.

The driver of a 2002 Toyota Sienna, 71-year-old Gary L. Ellis, of Festus, did not notice the vehicle in time to stop, and the front end of the Sienna collided with the back end of the Elantra, driven by 52-year-old St. Louis man Ronald C. Byington.

Ellis was taken to Mercy Jefferson Hospital with minor injuries. He and Byington were both wearing their seatbelts when the crash happened.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged in the collision.

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 car accident, 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 a change to a dangerous intersection 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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