Elderly woman hospitalized after wheel falls off vehicle on U.S. 67

ST. FRANCOIS, MO – A Farmington woman was taken to the hospital after a vehicle she was a passenger in lost a wheel and crashed on U.S. 67 Thursday night.

According to the official crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the northbound lanes of U.S. 67 just north of State Highway 32 at about 10:05 p.m.

Troopers at the scene say the left front wheel fell off the wheel of a 2005 Buick LeSabre forcing the vehicle to skid off the roadway and strike the median.

88-year-old Lillian Mitchell was transported to Parkland Health Center Bonne Terre to be treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash. The male driver was uninjured.

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 car 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 the dangerous interstate 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.