Two people injured, one seriously, in off-road ATV crash in Jefferson Co.

MERAMEC, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – Two people were hurt, one of them seriously, after an ATV went over a cliff in Jefferson County last night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened off-road, near Route F and Route O at 9:08 p.m. when a Polaris RZR Inmold ATV, driven by 56-year-old Randy W. Leclaire, from Pacific, went over a rock cliff and fell about 40 feet.

Leclaire was ejected during the collision and was airlifted to the hospital in St. Louis with severe injuries.

A passenger, 43-year-old Camilla D. Winkleman, also of Pacific, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Neither of the victims was wearing a seatbelt when the ATV crashed.

No other vehicles were involved in the off-road 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 an ATV 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 safer off-road adventure 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 ATV accident attorneys.