ST. LOUIS, MO – A 21-year-old St. Louis driver was injured after her 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 collided with a garbage truck on I-270 on Wednesday morning.
Police report Karli S. Hughes was traveling east on I-270 when her Mercedes slid in front of the garbage truck driven by 48-year-old Antionne Q. Prowell. The front left of the garbage truck struck the left rear of the Mercedes. Police report the impact caused the Mercedes to travel off the right side of the road and hit a guardrail. The accident happened on eastbound I-270 at the Highway 30 exit (3) around 10:30 a.m.
Hughes was transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis for moderate injuries.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
The Mercedes was totaled and the garbage truck sustained minor damages.
Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.
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 crash involving a garbage truck, 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 safer interstates 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.