4 injured in accidents

A Bland man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 12:40 a.m. Friday on Missouri 7, east of Steelville, in Crawford County.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1999 Freightliner, driven eastbound by Thomas H. Richardson, 38, had a blowout, causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the road and overturn.

Richardson was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

He was wearing a seat belt.

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 7:07 p.m. Thursday, on Route C at Hatler Street, in Cole County.

The patrol reported a 1999 Chevrolet, driven northbound by Charles A. Matzes, 16, California failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a 2007 Ford, driven eastbound by Lois J. McCarty, 71, Russellville.

McCarty and a passenger in the Matzes vehicle, Jeremy E. Morris, 15, California, were taken to St. Mary’s Health Center. Matzes refused treatment at the scene.


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