Multiple injuries reported following chain-reaction crash in Union

UNION, MO – Two people were injured yesterday after an inattentive driver rear-ended a second vehicle and sent it spinning into a third, according to an MSHP incident report.

The collision happened on MO-47 at Copperfield Drive at 10:19 a.m. on March 11, when a 2010 Ford Fusion slammed into the back of a 2004 Buick Park Avenue that was waiting at the intersection. The force of the collision pushed the Buick into a 2002 Ford Taurus, which left the roadway on the left side as the Buick went off it to the right. Finally, the Fusion skidded off the road behind the Buick.

The drivers of both the Buick and the Taurus were injured in the collision, and were transported to Mercy Hospital Washington for treatment. They have been identified as 8-year-old Earl Wideman and 33-year-old Scott Thompson, respectively.

Caanan Hammack Vizcarra, the 19-year-old driver of the Fusion, does not appear to have been injured. The trooper who responded to the incident believes that Hammack Vizcarra’s inattention caused the accident.

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 hold inattentive drivers accountable for their actions 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.