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Two injured in Franklin County rear-end crash

Two injured in Franklin County rear-end crash

Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

WASHINGTON, MO (FRANKLIN COUNTY) – Two people were injured in a chain-reaction crash Friday afternoon in Franklin County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at 2:10 p.m. on Highway 47, near Cedar Berry as a 2002 Hyundai Elantra and 2010 Ford Taurus were headed northbound.

The driver of the Elantra, Marthasville man Tyler R. Barden, 24, was reportedly distracted and rear-ended the Taurus, operated by 22-year-old Austin J. Wiecher, of Defiance.

The Elantra was pushed across the center line and into the left lane from the impact, and the front of the Elantra then collided with the side of a 2018 Dodge Journey.

Barden was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, as was the driver of the Dodge, 28-year-old Union woman Ashley E. Mooney.

Wiecher was not reported as injured.

All three drivers are listed as wearing a seatbelt during the accident, which totaled the Elantra and caused significant damage to the Dodge.

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 crash, 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 distracted driving 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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