ST. LOUIS, MO — A 24-year-old man was hospitalized Monday morning after a collision involving two other vehicles on Interstate 270 northbound in west St. Louis, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Trooper A. J. Leroux responded to the accident in the northbound lanes of I-270 north of Dougherty Ferry Road at around 6:18 a.m.
The young man was at the wheel of a 2011 Toyota Camry traveling northbound on the highway when he made an improper lane change and hit the front left of a 1999 Chevrolet 1500. His vehicle then ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a concrete median barrier before returning to the roadway and striking the front left of a 2007 Toyota Camry.
Crews with Kirkwood Fire Rescue transported the causing driver to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with moderate injuries. The MSHP crash report indicates he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
No other injuries were reported.
The causing 2011 Toyota Camry was totaled in the accident. The 2007 Toyota Camry sustained extensive damages and required towage. The Chevrolet 1500 received minor damages and was able to be driven from the scene.
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