Pedestrian and Driver Hurt in St. Louis Pedestrian Accident on I-44
St. Louis, Missouri (March 6, 2018) – Two people, including a pedestrian, were injured following a two-vehicle collision Wednesday last week in a construction zone in St. Louis, according to Missouri Highway Patrol.
The incident took place at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 28, on Interstate 44 in St. Louis County.
According to the patrol, Douglas Kirk, 34, of St. Louis, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche westbound in lane 3 in a construction zone when the vehicle entered lane 4, which was closed for construction and hit a northbound 2014 Caterpillar 289D operated by Drew S. Lachance, 36, of Ste. Genevieve.
The impact caused the Caterpillar to strike a pedestrian who was identified as Kenneth L. Sullinger, 43, of Arnold.
Sullinger sustained serious injuries and was transported to SSM Health Care St. Clare Hospital by Kirkwood Fire for treatment.
Troopers said Kirk sustained moderate injuries and was also transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by Webster Groves EMS.
Kirk was reportedly wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, the patrol said.
No one else was injured in the collision.
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