Two people injured in three-vehicle crash on eastbound I-270
Posted on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
ST. LOUIS, MO – Two people were injured in a rear-end chain-reaction collision involving three vehicles on eastbound I-270 on Monday afternoon.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, 73-year-old Geraldine Williams was traveling east on I-270 in a 2017 Dodge Caravan when she came to a complete stop for traffic congestion. Vivian E. Hawkins, 67, was traveling behind the Dodge in a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse and slowed down. A 15-year-old St. Louis driver failed to slow and rear-ended the Traverse in her 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. This impact caused the Traverse to hit the rear of the Dodge. The accident happened west of Highway AC around 3:50 p.m.
Both Hawkins and Williams sustained minor injuries. Hawkins was transported to Christian Hospital and Williams was transported to SSM Health DePaul Hospital.
All three drivers were wearing seat belts.
The Traverse sustained extensive damages and both the Cruze and Dodge sustained moderate damages.
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 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 careless 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.