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Published December 27, 2023
Minor injuries in crash
LAKE OF THE OZARKS – An Eldon man received minor injuries in an accident last Sunday, December 17.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) at 4:00 a.m., Nathan Terry, 18, of Eldon, MO, was driving a 2007 Ford Mustang west on Doyle Road in Miller County when the vehicle went off the right side of the road and hit a 2015 Kia Optima which was parked and had no driver.
The impact knocked the Kia into the roadway and back off the right side of the road where it hit a bluff and came to rest.
Terry received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake regional Hospital in Osage Beach, MO. He was wearing a seat belt. The Mustang and Kia were totaled in the crash.
Another accident (last Friday) also left the driver with minor injuries.
A 2015 Nissan NV2500, driven by Michael Dawson, 55, of Gravois Mills, MO, was northbound on Highway 5 north of Route MM at 2:50 a.m. when the vehicle went off the right edge of the roadway, overcorrected to the left, returned to the roadway, skidded, went off the left side of the road and overturned.
Dawson suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. He was wearing a seat belt. The Nissan was totaled in the accident.
Later that same day (6:18 p.m.) a two-vehicle accident sent two to the hospital.
The MSHP reported that a 1996 Buick Lesabre, driven by Anna Wood, 67, of Stover, MO, was traveling north on Highway 135 south of Cottonwood Road in Morgan County when the vehicle went over the center lane and hit an oncoming 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Frederick Riddle, 62, of Wheatland, MO.
Wood and Riddle received minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Bothwell Hospital. Wood was not wearing a seat belt but Riddle was. Both vehicles had moderate damage.
A juvenile escaped a single-vehicle accident last Saturday in Miller County with only minor injuries.
At 10:30 a.m., a 16-year-old juvenile female from Montreal, MO, was driving a 2011 Subaru Outback “too fast for conditions” on Highway 42 east of Mill Creek Road when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, returned to the road, crossed the centerline, ran off the left side of the road and hit a road sign.
The Subaru returned to the road, crossed the centerline again and went off the right side of road where it hit an embankment and finally came to rest.
The female juvenile had minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. It was unknown if she was wearing a seat belt. The vehicle had moderate damage.
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