Man, 22, injured after rear-ending 82-year-old woman in Jefferson County

HIGH RIDGE, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – A man was seriously injured after he drove his vehicle into that of an 82-year-old woman in what Missouri State Highway Patrol described as a “careless and reckless manner.”

The accident happened yesterday just after 4 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 30 and High Ridge Boulevard when High Ridge man Alexander M. Johnson, 22, was allegedly driving recklessly.

Johnson drove a 2006 Honda CBR 600 into the rear end of a 2011 Cadillac SXR driven by Irene E. Werntz, 82, also of High Ridge. Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Johnson was seriously injured in the accident and taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Werntz is not reported as injured.

The Honda was totaled in the crash, and while the Cadillac received moderate damage, it was able to be driven from the scene of the accident.

Disclaimer: 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 collision and someone else is at fault, 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. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate Missouri car accident attorneys.

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