Distracted driver rear-ends vehicle on I-55

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO – A female driver was injured Wednesday evening after her vehicle was rear-ended on Interstate 55, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.

Renee Tlapek, 64, was headed southbound on the interstate at 6:10 p.m. when the driver of a 2020 Hyundai Kona failed to take proper safety precautions and rear-ended her 2015 Toyota 4 Runner.

After the two collided, the vehicles then hit the median cables near the 160-mile marker, officials report.

Officials took Tlapek to Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital to treat minor injuries.

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-ending 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 hold distracted drivers responsible or ensure driver safety during 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.