St. Clair woman seriously injured after semi-truck collision

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO – A woman from St. Clair was rushed to the hospital after being hit with debris following an I-44 trucking accident Wednesday morning.

According to the official crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the westbound lanes of I-44 at the Highway AH Overpass shortly before 5:00 a.m.

Investigators at the scene believe the driver of a 2020 Freightliner struck the overpass while its bed was extended. The collision caused debris to fall on the 2020 Western Star driven by 52-year-old Belinda Whitlock.

Whitlock was transported via ambulance to St. Clair Mercy Hospital Washington in serious condition.

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 trucking 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 (will also change from blog to blog) 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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