Elderly driver injured in crash with semi on I-70 in St. Charles Co.

ST. CHARLES CO., MO – An elderly driver was injured this morning when a semi truck collided with her vehicle while attempting to change lanes, according to a report filed by the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The collision happened at milepost 207 of westbound I-70 at about 9:05 a.m. on May 6. The driver of a 2020 Freightliner traveling in the far left lane attempted to merge into the lane to his right, where he collided with a 2014 Ford Focus driven by Clara Hoeckelmann.

Hoeckelmann, a 78-year-old resident of O’Fallon, was taken by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis with minor injuries.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

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 truck 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 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 truck accident attorneys.