Four people sustain injuries in St. Francois County intersection crash

FARMINGTON, MO – Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Highway O and Hillsboro Road on Thursday night.

Police report Daniel E. Bochantin, 32, was traveling northbound on Hillsboro Road in a 1997 GMC Suburban 1500 when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway O. Gray A. McFarland, 57, was traveling westbound on Highway O in a 2002 Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep t-boned the GMC around 8:57 p.m.

A passenger in the GMC, 26-year-old Desiaray L. Belle, was airlifted to Mercy Hospital St. Louis for serious injuries. Belle, of Springfield, was not wearing a seat belt.

Another passenger in the GMC, 53-year-old Loretta L. Taylor, was transported to Parkland Health Center – Farmington for serious injuries. Taylor, of Lansing, MC, was not wearing a seat belt.

Bochantin, of Springfield, and McFarland, of Park Hills, were both transported to Parkland Health Center – Farmington. McFarland sustained serious injuries and Bochantin sustained moderate injuries. Police report they were both wearing seat belts.

Both vehicles were totaled.

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 intersection crash, 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 reckless 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.