Driver’s Negligence Results in Rear-end Collision

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In Andrew County, four people are injured after the driver collides with the rear of another vehicle.

On September 3, 2012 at approximately 8:12 p.m., Arnetha Sanders, age 29 and of Kansas City, Missouri was operating a 2002 Chevrolet Impala and traveling in the northbound direction. Bryan Calvert, age 28 and of St. Joseph, Missouri was operating a 1995 Nissan Maxima and traveling in the northbound direction. Robert Shaw (52), Robert Shaw Jr. (28), and Myles McKelvey (27) were all passengers in Bryan Calvert’s vehicle during the time of the crash.

At that said time and place, Arnetha Sanders and Bryan Calvert were traveling northbound on route K, two miles west of St. Joseph. The crash occurred as Bryan Calvert was traveling northbound off the ramp to route K when he collided with Arnetha Sander’s vehicle in the rear. Arnetha was currently stopped at a stop sign. Both vehicles came to a rest on their wheels facing north.

Arnetha Sanders received moderate injuries from the collision and was transported by Andrew County ambulance to Heartland Regional Medical Center. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, driver Bryan Calvert was uninjured and did not seek medical attention. Bryan’s passengers, Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Jr., and Myles McKelvey received moderate injuries from the crash and were all transported by Andrew County ambulance to Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Arnetha Sander’s 2002 Chevrolet Impala received minor damages and was towed from the scene of the crash by R & W Towing to their lot. Bryan Calvert received moderate damages and was driven from the scene of the crash by the vehicle owner.

This crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of troop H and the Andrew County Sheriff’s Department.

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