St. Clair County, Missouri, 98 year old man failed to yield at a stop sign causing him to hit an oncoming vehicle.
On March 11, 2011 at approximately 8:00 A.M., 98 year old Raymond Sink of Osceola, MO was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer and was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of highway 82 and northbound highway 13 a half of a mile south of Osceola, MO. At that same time and place, 62 year old Richard Carlson driver of a 2003 Ford Taurus and passenger, 58 year old Virginia Carlson of Hollister, MO were traveling northbound on highway 13.
Richard Carlson (driver of vehicle one) was traveling in the right lane of northbound Missouri 13 and was approaching the intersection of Missouri 82 and Northbound Missouri 13. Sink (driver of vehicle two) was stopped at said stop sign, failed to yield to oncoming traffic and pulled into the path of Carlson (vehicle one). The front end of Carlson’s vehicle (vehicle one) struck the left front of Sink (vehicle two). The collision caused Sink’s vehicle (vehicle two) to come to rest in the median and Carlsons’ vehicle (vehicle one) to come to rest in the northbound lane of highway 13, facing south.
Virginia Carlson, passenger of vehicle one, suffered serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to St. John’s hospital in Springfield, MO. Richard Carlson, driver of vehicle one, suffered minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene. Raymond Sink, the at fault driver, suffered moderate injuries and was treated at the SAC- Osage Hospital in Osceola, MO.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage. Sinks’ vehicle was towed by Bray’s Towing in Osceola, MO. Carlsons’ vehicle was towed by Mike’s Towing in Collins, MO. Both driver’s and passenger were wearing safety devices.