73-year-old woman injured in rear-end accident in Wentzville

WENTZVILLE, MO – A 73-year-old St. Ann woman was inured after a 2009 Toyota Highlander rear-ended the vehicle she was riding in on Monday afternoon.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Steven E. Howard, 26, was traveling southbound on Wentzville Parkway in a 2009 Toyota Highlander when he failed to see a stopped 2018 Ford Flex at the intersection. The Toyota rear-ended the Ford, driven by 50-year-old Sonja P. Grodeon, on the I-70 overpass around 2:32 p.m.

Nancy A. Wichlan, a passenger in the Ford, was transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis for minor injuries. Wichlan and Grodeon, of O’Fallon, were wearing seat belts. It is unknown if Howard was wearing a seat belt.

Neither the Toyota or the Ford sustained damages in the crash.

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 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.

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