Three Moderately Injured from Inattentive Driver

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In Jefferson City, three Pacific, Missouri residents are moderately injured due to the driver being inattentive and failing to operate the vehicle correctly.

On January 18, 2012 at approximately 6:09 p.m., John Reed, age 41, was operating a 2002 Hyundai Accent and traveling in the southbound direction on Missouri Route F. The passengers in John’s vehicle are Lynnette Moore, age 41, and Teresa Knipe, age 41.

At that said time and place, John was traveling southbound on Missouri Route F of McNamee School road with two other passengers in the vehicle. The crash report from Missouri State Highway Patrol states that for the duration of the crash and a probable cause is that he was inattentive while operating the vehicle. That being said, John traveled off the left side of the roadway and crashed which made the vehicle overturn.

John Reed and his two passengers, Lynnette and Teresa, all sustained moderate injuries from this crash and were transported to Mercy Medical Center by the Meramec ambulance district. Missouri patrolmen report that Lynnette and Teresa wore their seat belts and driver, John, did not.

John Reed’s 2002 Hyundai Accent received total damages from this crash and his vehicle was towed by Northwest Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of trooper, Nicholas D. Bengston, of troop C.


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