St. Louis County, Missouri – June 25, 2011
A three-vehicle accident on Interstate 270 sent an infant, a little girl and a woman to the hospital Saturday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2006 Kia Optima driven by Sandra V. Gilmore-Harris, 50, of St. Louis hydroplaned on the wet roadway of Interstate 270 at Bellefontaine Road and crashed into a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix just after 9 p.m. Ms. Gilmore-Harris then crashed into the side of a 2005 Mazda MPV driven by Kimberly Crenshaw, 33, of St. Louis. The Mazda spun into a concrete barrier.
Ms. Crenshaw and her two children, 6-year-old Miciah B. Crenshaw and infant Jashua S. Crenshaw, were all transported to Christian Hospital Northeast for treatment of minor injuries.
The driver of the Pontiac was Skyler L. Ford, 24, of Florissant. Mr. Ford and Ms. Gilmore-Harris were not injured in the accident.
The Mazda was totaled in the accident. The Kia incurred moderate damages. The Pontiac incurred minor damages.
All involved in the accident were wearing a safety belt.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 85 percent of adults use safety belts, compared to only 81 percent of travelers in 2002. Overall, seat belt use has risen dramatically since 1982 when the usage rate was only 11 percent.
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