Five people were injured in a traffic accident in St. Louis over the weekend outside Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Authorities say one of those injured is in serious condition. Police say the accident occurred around midnight in the westbound lane of Interstate 70 and Natural Bridge Road on Saturday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2014 Chevy Impala clipped the right rear of a 2011 GMC Terrain. The Impala lost control and ran off the right side of the road, striking two separate guardrails. The accident also caused the driver of a 2010 Chevy Cobalt to lose control and collide with a 1999 Peterbilt Conventional before veering left and hitting the median wall. The Peterbilt Conventional veered to the right side, hit a guardrail, and overturned on Lambert International Boulevard between terminals one and two.
Authorities say the people in the first three vehicles suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Peterbilt was transported to SSM Health DePaul Hospital and treated for serious injuries. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported all five people injured in the multiple-vehicle accident were wearing their safety belts at the time of the crash, including a 3-year-old boy who suffered only minor injuries. The accident investigation continues, and no charges have been filed at this point. Investigators say the pileup was caused by driver inattentiveness.
Motor vehicle accidents are serious and are commonly caused by driver inattentiveness. If you are a victim injured due to the fault of another motorist, get a free consultation today by contacting Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC.