Monday, April 22, 2013
One person was seriously injured Monday in the multi-vehicle crash on Highway 40 near Interstate 270 during rush hour.
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, crews were clearing the scene of what MoDOT reported as a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 40. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The crash happened on eastbound 40, just west of Interstate 270 aroun 4:45 p.m. Town and Country police responded to the scene and tell Patch it was "serious" and there were injuries. Captain Gary Hoelzer tells the seriously injured person was taken to the hospital by West County EMS and Fire ambulance. The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is investigating the accident and reports three vehicles were involved. According to the (MSHP) accident report, John Hardie, 74, of Wildwood, was seriously injured in the accident. Hardie was driving eastbound on I-64 near …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Bart Laster has three previous alcohol-related driving convictions and faces three additional DWI charges, including one in Town and Country.
*The following information was supplied by court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. A St. Charles man faces his fifth DWI charge within the last two years, including one in Town and Country, and his sixth alcohol-related driving charge overall. He was pulled over after leaving an accident scene at the Blanchette Bridge Wednesday, police said. Bart Laster, 40, of the 1000 block of Cole Boulevard in St. Charles, was charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated as an aggravated offender and leaving the scene of an accident. A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper said Laster was eastbound on Interstate 70 on the Blanchette Bridge when he caused an accident. He left the scene, but was pulled over by …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Alison Owen has left the intensive care unit of St. Louis Children's Hospital, according to updates provided by her family, and has begun physical therapy.
The Parkway West sophomore who suffered a brain hemorrhage and other injuries during a car accident earlier this month is out of intensive care. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Alison Owen remains a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital but since moving out of the ICU on Feb. 12, she has been undergoing physical therapy and making good progress, according to Owen’s profile on CaringBridge.com. Owen’s injuries, including broken vertebrae and bruised lungs, were the result of a car accident in Chesterfield Feb. 1. Her family has been providing updates on her recovery through CaringBridge and her fellow high school students have produced an outpouring of support in response. In recent posts, Owen’s family …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A pregnant woman was taken to the hospital after an accident involving four cars on Highway 40.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A pregnant woman was taken to the hospital after an accident involving four cars on Highway 40 Tuesday.
Town and Country police and crews from West County EMS and Protection District responded to the accident on westbound Highway 40 just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Four vehicles were involved in the crash right before the Maryville Center Drive exit. Police said it appears westbound traffic slowed suddenly, probably due to a crash they were already working on the eastbound side of Highway 40. Drivers were unable to stop before striking vehicles in front of them, according to police Wet roads likely played a role in the accident, authorities confirmed. Police said there were no serious injuries, but a pregnant woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Rescue workers said one woman was seriously injured in the three-car crash at Manchester and Sulphur Spring roads.
West County EMS and Fire Protection District crews and Manchester police responded to the crash at the intersection of Manchester and Sulphur Spring roads just before 9:20 a.m. Thursday. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Fire and EMS Captain Rich Minda tells Patch one woman was seriously injured in the three-car crash. "The person was unconscious, I believe, when we arrived," Minda said. He said that woman and another driver were both taken to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. A third female driver refused treatment.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Manchester woman remembers the terrifying crash that left her trapped and nearly burned alive. She now looks to the future and won't be a victim.
Manchester resident Ann Mitchell tells Patch that she was stopped at a light last Tuesday night when her Chevrolet Blazer was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Tahoe at Dougherty Ferry and Carman roads. As previously reported by Town and Country - Manchester Patch, the impact of the crash caused both vehicles to burst into flames, trapped Mitchell in her burning SUV and left the Tahoe driver unconscious in his SUV and with a head wound. Much of what happened following the crash was caught on the Manchester police dash cam video in this article, including two men risking their lives to pull the Tahoe driver from his vehicle as it was engulfed in flames and Mitchell being cared for after she escaped nearly burning alive. Monday night, …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Thanks to emails from 'Patch' readers, we gathered details on the heroic efforts of a Manchester police officer and good samaritan who risked their lives to pull a man from a burning car. Watch the dash cam video here.
As previously reported by Town and Country - Manchester Patch, Manchester Police Officer Gerad Gonzalez and Des Peres resident Joe Caruso risked their lives last week to pull an unconscious man from burning car right before it exploded. The accident happened at Dougherty Ferry and Carman roads, just on the outskirts of Manchester, around 9:51 p.m. Tuesday. The dramatic rescue from the fiery crash and the events that unfolded afterward were all caught on the police dash cam video in this article. It was thanks to emails from Patch readers that first alerted us to the selfless efforts of Officer Gonzalez, a 16-year veteran of law enforcement. Even some witnesses sent in words of kindness and appreciation. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Witnesses are calling a Manchester police officer a hero after he risked his life to pull an unconscious driver from a burning car before it exploded. Watch the dramatic rescue and the events that unfolded afterward on this police dash cam video.
As previously reported by Town and Country - Manchester Patch, recue crews responded to a fiery crash at Dougherty Ferry and Carman roads, just on the outskirts of Manchester, around 9:51 p.m. Tuesday. After numerous emails from Patch readers, we've learned more about what happened that night and why residents are hailing Manchester Police Officer Gerad Gonzalez of Fenton a "hero." It was all caught on the Manchester police dash cam video included in this article. You'll see and hear Gonzalez and a passerby risking their lives to save a man from a burning car, fire crews battling the blaze and a woman coping with nearly burning alive. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alert.) As it turns out, at the time …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
One car caught fire and two people were hospitalized after a crash at Dougherty Ferry and Carmen Roads.