Cuba, Missouri — May 3, 2012

Two people from Bourbon suffered moderate-to-serious injuries Wednesday afternoon in a collision with a semi on Interstate 44.

Kimberly D. Walton, 26, was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer west on I-44 at 2:43 p.m. when a tire blew, causing her to lose control, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. The Explorer then crossed the median and hit an eastbound semi driven by 41-year-old Keith L. Adams of Springdale, Arkansas.

A passenger in Ms. Walton’s vehicle, 37-year-old Carl R. Clark, was reportedly ejected in the crash and suffered serious injuries. Ms. Walton was moderately injured, according to the report. They were both taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37,786 traffic accidents in 2009 resulted in death or personal injury.

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