Imperial woman hurt after vehicle backs into hers

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – A woman from Imperial was injured Friday afternoon after another car backed into hers in Jefferson County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened just before 4 p.m. on Miller Road, when a 2000 GMC Acadia, driven by 34-year-old Christopher M. Novak, of Imperial, was backing out of nearby Paradise Lane.

Novak failed to watch for incoming traffic, and the vehicle collided with the side of a 2017 Jeep Latitude, operated by 66-year-old Cathy L. Cook, also of Imperial.

Cook was taken to Mercy Hospital South with minor injuries. She and Novak were reportedly both wearing their seatbelts when the crash occurred.

The Jeep was totaled in the 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 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 reduce roadway collisions 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.

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