BLACKWELL, MO – Two people were injured in a rear-end chain-reaction collision involving three vehicles on southbound Missouri 21 on Monday night.
Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 19-year-old Elijah D. Cosby was traveling south on Missouri 21 in a 2005 Dodge Dakota. Elizabeth A. Varela, 41, was stopped in traffic on Missouri 21 at Highway CC in a 2013 Toyota Rav4. Cosby failed to stop and rear-ended the Toyota around 7:43 p.m. The impact pushed the front of the Toyota into the rear of a 2013 Ford Focus, driven by 52-year-old Janet M. Sansoucie.
Varela and a 9-year-old female passenger in her vehicle sustained minor injuries. The child was transported to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Varela was transported to Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
All drivers and the injured child were wearing seat belts.
Both the Dodge and the Toyota sustained extensive damages. The 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.