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  • Car accidents occur during Thursday storms

  • Storms and floods across area roadways following Thursday's storms contributed to at least one serious accident.
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  • A few car wrecks occurred in the midst of a stormy day Thursday.
    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Judy A. Christiansen, 55, of Sunrise Beach received moderate injuries after the Lincoln Town Car she was driving hydroplaned while southbound on Hwy. 5 between Soap Creek Bridge and Hwy. P.
    Upon hydroplaning, the vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a utility pole and a tree.
    Christiansen was transported by Lake West Ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach for treatment. She was wearing a seat belt.
    The accident shortly before 7 p.m. April 3.
    Gravois Fire Protection District were toned out to respond to the incident at 7:02 p.m., according to Chief Ed Hancock.
    Extracation was done in the midst of a storm that hit the Lake area Thursday evening following a day of severe storms that included a tornado warning for the Westside around 5 p.m.
    Almost simultaneously to responding to the Hwy. 5 wreck, the GFPD were called to another car accident on Hwy. 135 in which a car hydroplaned and left the roadway, Hancock said. This incident would end up being a less serious crash and no injuries were reported.
    The Highway Patrol reported another crash at 7 p.m. in Camden County.
    According to the crash report, Tiffany A. Miller, 34, of Camdenton and son Ethan, 4, received minor injuries after the VW Beetle she was driving southbound on Hwy. 5 ran off the left side of the roadway into the median. They sought treatment on their own.
    The accident occurred on Hwy. 5 about 1.3 miles north of Hwy. 54. Both were listed as using safety devices.
    Earlier in the day shortly after 12 p.m., emergency services responded to a crash on Hwy. 7 west of Sparrow Drive in Camden County.
    Driver Anthony S. Carson, 54, of Climax Springs received serious injuries after swerving to avoid another vehicle while southbound on Hwy. 7. The Buick Carson was driving went off the left side of the roadway, striking a fence and overturning.
    Listed by the crash report as not wearing a seat belt, Carson was ejected from the car. He was transported to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. for treatment.
    It is not clear if this accident was weather-related.

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