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Lifeflight transports Excelsior woman to hospital following collision

September 2, 2018—The Missouri State Highway Patrol released unofficial details regarding a three-vehicle collision occurring on Missouri Highway 10 at Route M on Saturday, Sept. 1, in which Lifeflight Air Ambulance transported an Excelsior Springs woman with serious injuries.

The collision occurred at 6:38 p.m. as a 2004 Dodge, driven by Donald E. Jamerson of Lawson, travelled northbound on Route M when officials said he failed to yield, striking a second vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 10. The second vehicle, a 2012 Ford Taurus, then struck a third vehicle traveling eastbound on Highway 10. According to reports, the Jamerson vehicle fled the scene after the collision.

Lifeflight Air Ambulance landed in the field at Wood Heights Fire Protection District’s fire station. LEE O’DELL | Submitted photo

According to Online Traffic Crash Report Details, Belinda Holly an occupant in the second vehicle, sustained serious injuries in the collision. Lifeflight Air Ambulance transported Holly to Truman Medical Center. The driver, Eddie Holly, also transported to Truman Medical Center by private vehicle, sustained minor injuries. Both parties live in Excelsior Springs.

LEE O’DELL | Submitted photo

According to the report, Renee L. Trawick of Lawson drove the third vehicle, a 2107 Buick. Trawick sustained minor injuries and sought her own treatment.

LEE O’DELL | Submitted photo

Wood Heights Fire Protection District Fire Chief Lee O’Dell said the district responded to the scene in front of their fire station. Ray County Ambulance District requested additional ambulances from Lawson and Lexington, plus Lifeflight to respond to the scene.

“No extrication was needed on any of the victims and we assisted with triage and patient care of all patients (until) the ambulances arrived on scene,” O’Dell said. “We coordinated with Lifeflight to land in the field at the fire station next to the (collision).

Officials turned the scene over to MSHP for investigation. O’Dell said MSHP located the Jamerson vehicle north of Lawson later that night.

MSHP Tpr. J. W. Cotter investigated the collision, assisted by Cpl. D. J. Kline and Ray County Sheriff’s Department. Other first responding agencies involved include RCAD, Lawson Fire Protection District, Lexington Fire and Rescue and Lifeflight Air Ambulance.

By Standard Staff •

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