St. Clair man injured in rear-end, chain-reaction collision on I-44

ST. CLAIR, MO – A St. Clair man was injured in a rear-end, chain-reaction collision involving two emergency vehicles on eastbound I-44 on Monday night.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 2020 Ford Explorer and a 2016 Ford Explorer were stopped partially in the left lane with their emergency lights activated. Dakota S. Potter, 23, was traveling east on I-44 in a 2005 Dodge Caravan. He rear-ended the rear of the 2016 Ford west of mile marker 240 around 7:44 p.m. The impact pushed the 2016 Ford into the rear of the 2020 Ford.

The driver of the 2016 Ford, 37-year-old Kristopher C. Keckler, was transported to Mercy Hospital Washington for minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

There was no driver in the 2020 Ford at the time of the crash. Potter was not wearing a seat belt.

Both the Dodge and the 2016 Ford were totaled. The 2020 Ford sustained minor damages.

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 rear-end collision, 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 against reckless drivers 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.