Icing pavement causes hazards on roadways and parking lots January 7, 2018.
Slick conditions apparently led to a few accidents in the Lake of the Ozarks area Sunday.
David M. Gross, 65, of Ozark suffered injuries described as moderate in the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. He was transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.
Gross was eastbound on US Highway 54 in Camden County in a 2005 Lincoln Continental around 11:38 a.m. January 7, 2018 when the car reportedly slid on the ice-covered roadway, running off the right side of the road. The car struck a guardrail and then a tree.
The report indicated he was not wearing a seatbelt, and the car had moderate damage.
On Sunday shortly before 1:30 p.m., Jaydn R. O’Brien of Columbia suffered moderate injuries as well in a one-car crash on US Highway 54 in Miller County.
The 19-year-old female was driving a 2005 Pontiac Vibe east on Eastbound Hwy. 54 when the car ran off the left side of the roadway about 0.6 mile east of Storage Road. The vehicle struck several trees and a culvert before overturning and coming to rest on its wheels.
The report indicated O’Brien was wearing a seatbelt. She was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment. The car was described as totaled and was towed from the scene.
The report stated that the car was “travelling too fast for road conditions.”
Social media posts on Sunday also showed a car sliding down the hill at Backwater Jack’s in Osage Beach and flipping over in the air to land on its top in the parking level below. Video shows the driver was able to get out of the vehicle before it went over the edge. LakeNews is currently seeking confirmation of details and further information about what happened with local authorities.
In Morgan County, Gravois Fire Protection District reported several slide-offs on Highway 135 north of Route J Sunday evening.