WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO — An 81-year-old Potosi woman was injured Thursday afternoon after her car struck three other vehicles on Missouri Route 8 near the village of Mineral Point, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred in the eastbound lanes of MO-8 a little more than eight miles east of Wood Hollow Road and was reported by Trooper D. M. Dooley at 12:10 p.m.
The woman was driving a 2019 Nissan Rogue eastbound on the highway when she first rear-ended a 2019 Ford F-150, proceeded farther eastbound and struck the right side of a 2017 GMC Terrain, and then the left rear side of a 2005 Ford F-150.
The woman was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with moderate injuries.
No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the crash is not immediately clear.
The woman’s car was totaled in the accident and was towed from the scene. The victim vehicles all sustained minor to moderate damages and were all in operable condition.
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