ST. LOUIS, MO — A 25-year-old Florissant man was injured Thursday afternoon in a collision involving four vehicles on Interstate 70 eastbound in northwest St. Louis, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The incident took place in the eastbound lanes of I-70 west of North Hanley Road near Carsonville and was reported by Trooper B. T. Gregory at 5:15 p.m.
The Florissant man was at the wheel of a 2010 Nissan Altima heading eastbound on the highway when he attempted to make a lane change to the right. His vehicle struck the front left of a 2011 Ford Transit van, which caused him to lose control of the Nissan Altima. The Altima went on to strike the towed unit of a 2021 Ram 5500 pickup truck and then the right side of a 1995 International 4900 semi-truck.
Medics transported the causing driver to SSM Health DePaul Hospital with minor injuries.
The Nissan Altima sustained extensive damages and was towed. The Ford van and the semi-truck received minor damages and were driven from the scene. The towed unit of the pickup truck was damaged but was also driven from the scene.
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