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Woman, child injured in rollover caused by mechanical defect

Woman, child injured in rollover caused by mechanical defect

Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

JEFFERSON CO., MO – A woman and a child were injured this morning when a mechanical defect caused their SUV to run off the road and overturn.

According to the official report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sonya Schweppe was driving northbound on MO-21 when her 2005 Toyota Highlander experienced and unspecified mechanical failure at mile marker 188. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and rolled over.

Schweppe, 64, experienced moderate injuries due to the crash. An 8-year-old girl who was a passenger was also hurt, although her injuries were deemed mild.

They were both taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South.

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 due to a mechanical failure, 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 hold the manufacturers responsible 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 mechanical defect attorneys.


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