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Two-vehicle crash blocks southbound I-270

Two-vehicle crash blocks southbound I-270

Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2020

BRIDGETON, MO – A 2015 Chevrolet Trailblazer driver failed to stay in his lane on southbound I-270 and collided with a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Thursday afternoon.

After going outside of his lane on southbound I-270 south of I-70, the 29-year-old Trailblazer driver Delaynard Martin struck the front rear of the Jeep causing both to crash, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The impact caused the Jeep to travel off the left side of the highway, hit a concrete traffic barrier, travel back onto the road, spin clockwise, strike another concrete traffic barrier, and finally come to a halt in the far left lane of I-270. Meanwhile, the Trailblazer traveled across multiple lanes of the highway before coming to a stop in the same lane as the Jeep.

Police report the Jeep driver Roy Tatum was transported to SSM Health DePaul Hospital for minor injuries. The Jeep was totaled and the Trailblazer 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 highway 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 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.


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