A 24-year old female was involved in a car accident on northbound Interstate 270 south of I-70 on June 15, 2012. The St. Louis County car accident occurred around 1:20pm.
Hope B. Sexton of St. Louis, Missouri was traveling northbound on I-270 in her 1994 Toyota Corolla. Shelbi K. Eads of St. Peters, Missouri was also traveling northbound on I-270 in her 2010 Nissan Altima. Both Eads and Sexton were forced to come to a stop due to traffic on I-270. Ryan D. Derryberry of Maryland Heights, Missouri was then traveling northbound on I-270 in a 1992 Dodge Dakota. Derryberry did not stop in time and ended up colliding with the rear of Sexton’s vehicle. Due to the force of the collision, Sexton’s vehicle was moved forward and also collided with the rear of Eads’s vehicle. Eads’s and Sexton’s vehicle sustained moderate damage in the three-car chain collision. Derryberry’s vehicle only sustained minor damage. Derryberry was the only driver that did not have insurance.
Missouri State Highway Patrol subsequently responded to the accident and determined that Sexton sustained moderate injuries due to the crash. Sexton was subsequently transported to De Paul Medical Center in St. Louis County by Maryland Heights Fire District.
Missouri requires all motorists to maintain “financial responsibility” for their vehicles. In other words, Missouri statute