Minivan rear-ends SUV, injures 5 on Rte 159 and Summer Point

FORT RUSSELL TOWNSHIP, IL – Five people were injured after a minivan slammed into the back of an SUV at Rte 159 and Summer Point Tuesday, The Intelligencer reports.

According to Illinois State Police, Linda L. Schmidt, 71, was driving a GMC Acadia on southbound Rte 159 when she began to slow down to make a left turn on Summer Point. Bethanee L. Jones, 29, was behind Schmidt, driving a Dodge Grand Caravan. Jones failed to yield and plowed into the rear of the Acadia.

Jones and her three children occupied the Caravan. Schmidt was the sole occupant of the Acadia. All five were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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 wreck, 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 make Rte 159 safer 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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