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

St. Louis teen hospitalized after falling asleep at the wheel, crashing

Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO – A 19-year-old man from St. Louis was hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash on Route N early Sunday morning.

According to the official crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 6:20 a.m. less than a mile from MO-21.

Troopers at the scene say Michael Pender, 19, of St. Louis struck an embankment after falling asleep behind the wheel of his 1998 Honda CRV. Pender was transported to Washington County Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. His vehicle was totaled as a result of the crash.

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 interstate 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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