One vehicle damaged, three totaled during separate wrecks on Wednesday
By: Darrell Todd Maurina
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 5:45 pm
Jack's Towing personnel disentangle a wrecked vehicle from the median cables near Buckhorn.
BUCKHORN/DIXON/SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (Aug. 19, 2009) — Troopers responded to one Wednesday afternoon wreck and then three more in just an hour and a half Wednesday night.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, Amber N. Farrar, 18, of Cuba, had been eastbound in a 1999 Dodge at 1:45 p.m. about half a mile east of the Buckhorn exit at mile marker 153 when she ran off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected, came back onto the roadway, then again ran off the left side of the road and struck the concrete median barrier.
Farrar, who had been wearing her seat belt, suffered only minor injuries and was transported by Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla. Her vehicle also had only minor damage and was removed by Jack’s Towing of Waynesville.
Later that evening, troopers responded to three crashes beginning at 8 p.m. when Paul D. Massey, 28, of St. Robert, lost control of his 1995 Toyota pickup on wet pavement while driving southbound on Highway O about a mile south of Dixon. Massey’s pickup then ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned several times, totaling the pickup and causing moderate injuries to himself.
Massey, who had been wearing his seat belt, was transported by Dixon Ambulance District personnel to Phelps County Regional Medical Center. His pickup was removed by Pro-Tow of Dixon.
A second rollover just 45 minutes later happened six miles north of Dixon on Highway 28. Troopers reported that Barbara F. McNamara, 28, of Dixon, had been driving a 1991 Plymouth westbound when she crossed the centerline at 8:45 p.m., ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned.
McNamara suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Phelps County Regional Medical Center; it wasn’t known whether she had been wearing her seat belt. Her Plymouth was totaled and removed by Pro-Tow.
Wednesday night’s final wreck happened at 9:15 p.m. on Interstate 44 inside the St. Robert city limits when Steven R. Cox, 19, of Devil’s Elbow, was driving eastbound and lost control of his 1998 Ford Mustang, ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a highway sign and two trees, and totaled his vehicle.
Cox, who had been wearing his seat belt, was transported by private vehicle to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. His vehicle was left at the scene for later removal.