Four people injured in Franklin County rear-end collision

UNION, MO – Four people were injured in a rear-end collision on northbound Highway 47 on Thursday night.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 25-year-old Raymond G. Defaux was traveling north on Highway 47 in a 2013 Nissan Versa. A 16-year-old male driver from Union was traveling behind the Nissan in a 2012 Chevrolet Impala. The teenage driver failed to keep a proper lookout and rear-ended the Nissan south of Melinda Drive around 5:32 p.m.

Defaux and three passengers in his Nissan were transported to Mercy Hospital Washington for minor injuries. The passengers were identified as 25-year-old Samantha D. Crosby and two children, ages 3 & 6.

All injured parties and the teenage driver were wearing seat belts.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damages.

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-end collision, 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 against distracted drivers 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.