crash injures two Monday night
An accident involving three vehicles injured
two people and snarled traffic on Interstate 29 in Platte
County about a mile south of Hwy. 92 Monday evening.
Shortly after 5 p.m., a 2001 Dodge Stratus
driven by Michael D. Hackman, 33, of St. Joseph in the
left lane of southbound traffic was overtaking a tractor
trailer in the right lane when the truck made a lane
change into the path of Hackman's vehicle.
Hackman steered left to avoid a collision
and lost control. His car slid through the median and
into the northbound lane of traffic, where it had a
head-on collision with a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven
by Brian E. Lambright, 30, of Savannah.
Lambright's vehicle spun out of control
and hit a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Claire M.
Soucy, 50, of Camden Point.
Hackman suffered what the Missouri State
Highway Patrol called moderate injuries. Lambright's
injuries were termed serious. Both were wearing seat
belts and both were transported to Liberty Hospital.
Soucy was not injured.
An unrelated accident occurred Tuesday morning on I-29
at Old Pike Road in northern Platte County. A 1999 Chrysler
LHS driven by Timothy M. Rush, 48, of St. Joseph was
southbound on the interstate. Rush apparently "blacked
out," his car ran off the roadway and struck a
guard rail. The car then crossed the southbound lanes,
struck a ditch and overturned.
Rush, who was wearing a