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Man crashes motorcycle while allegedly fleeing from police and is sent to hospital

Man crashes motorcycle while allegedly fleeing from police and is sent to hospital

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2020

BONNE TERRE, MO (ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY) – A man was seriously injured Wednesday night in St. Francois County after colliding with a vacant vehicle while allegedly fleeing from a police officer, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on Highway 47, near Spruce Street, at about 8:45 p.m.

Mineral Point man Justin J. Parrish, operating a 1998 Suzuki GSX 600 F motorcycle, was reportedly fleeing from a Bonne Terre officer when he failed to safely round a curve. The motorcycle then ran off the side of the roadway and collided with a parked and vacant 2000 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck.

Parrish, 28, was ejected from the motorcycle and was taken to Mercy South with serious wounds. He was reportedly wearing a helmet.

Nobody else was hurt in the collision.

There is no word at this point on possible charges.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC 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 motorcycle 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 against reckless driving 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 motorcycle accident attorneys.


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