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Written by: OnderLaw, LLC
Last Updated : December 22, 2021

St. Clair man injured after experiencing medical emergency behind the wheel

Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO – A man from St. Clair was transported to the hospital after a medical emergency caused led to a head-on collision in Franklin County Monday.

According to the official crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Highway M just north of St. Louis Rock Road shortly before 11:00 a.m.

Police say the incident happened when 85-year-old Elmer Downey had a medical emergency behind the wheel of his 2005 Ford F-150 and crossed the center line. Downey then collided head-on with Clinton Singleton’s 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Downey was transported to Mercy Hospital to be treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash. The other driver was not injured in the collision.

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 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 fight for a change to the dangerous intersection 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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