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Patrol reports three accidents in county

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported accidents with injuries in Lincoln County.
Two of the accidents occurred on June 10. The first at 11 a.m. on Highway 79 south of Goodwood Farm Drive. The Patrol reported a 1998 Ford Explorer driven by Christopher Collins, 31, of Elsberry, traveled off the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned., and struck a fence.
Both Collins and a passenger, Debra Hunziker, 36, of Cuba, Mo., were injured. Both were in their seat belt at the time of the accident. They were transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis. Collins’ injuries were listed as moderate and Hunziker’s were listed as minor.
The second accident on June 10 was at 11:50 a.m. on Route U at West Outer Highway 61. Terry Lee Helmick, 43, of Emden, Mo., was westbound, driving a Harley-Davidson Road King when he failed to negotiate a curve, due to a vehicle problem. The cycle ran off the roadway and overturned to its left side.
Helmick was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital West. His injuries were listed as moderate.
The third accident occurred June 11 at 11:51 p.m. on Route C east of Harris Lane. David Parker, 48, of Moscow Mills, was driving a Harley Davidson west when he swerved to avoid hitting an animal, ran off the roadway and overturned He was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital West. His injuries were listed as moderate.
Two teens were injured June 14 in a one-vehicle accident on Brevator Road, west of Mary Knoll road. Time of the accident was 9:45 p.m.
The report stated a 2008 Pontiac driven by Trent Rowland 18, of Winfield, was westbound Brevator, traveled off the roadway, and struck multiple trees.
Rowland was taken by private conveyance. His injuries were listed as moderate. A passenger, Megan Matthews, 17, of Winfield, was taken y ambulance to Mercy Hospital Lincoln by ambulance, and then transferred to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. Her injuries were listed as serious. Neither were in their seat belts at the time of the accident.