UNION, MO – Two people were injured in a rear-end collision on southbound Missouri 47 on Friday afternoon.
John M. Schupp, 33, was traveling south on Missouri 47 in a 2009 Toyota Camry when he became distracted, police report. He rear-ended a 2018 RAM 1500, driven by 35-year-old Christopher W. Gilmore, that was stopped in traffic. The accident happened north of E. Independence Drive around 4:05 p.m.
Both Schupp, of St. Clair, and Gilmore, of St. Clair, were transported to Mercy Hospital Washington for moderate injuries. Schupp was not wearing a seat belt, but Gilmore was wearing a seat belt.
The Toyota was totaled and the RAM sustained moderate 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 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 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.