Florissant, Missouri Man Loses Control of his Vehicle and Causes Six Car Pile-up

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On February 21, 2011 at approximately 11:30am, 75 year old Albert Saunders of Florissant was operating a 2001 Lincoln Towncar traveling eastbound on I-70 at Lucas and Hunt. At that said time and place, Stephen Richardson was operating a 1993 GMC Volvo also traveling eastbound on I-70. Saunders (driver of vehicle one) then lost control of his vehicle, striking Richardson (driver of vehicle two) and causing his vehicle to jack knife.

Due to Saunders’ initial contact with Richardson forcing him to jack knife, Richardson’s vehicle was forced into the path of a third vehicle driven by 43 Glenn Siedenton who then collided with Richardson. After being struck a second time, Richardson was then forced into a fourth vehicle driven by 20 year old Jarrell Henderson of St. Louis who was then forced to collide with a fifth and sixth vehicle driven by 32 year old Cipriano Cosby and 40 year old Darin Clifton.

Jarrell Henderson’s vehicle was totaled and all other vehicles involved sustained minor to moderate damage. Jarrell Henderson was taken from the scene of the crash by Northeast Ambulance to De Paul Hospital with moderate injuries. Denise Cosby, occupant of vehicle five, was also transported from the scene by Northeast Ambulance to De Paul Hospital with moderate injuries.

All drivers involved were wearing their safety devices.


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