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Four injured in car accidents over the weekend

Four area people sustained injuries this weekend in two separate motor vehicle accidents.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the first accident happened on Friday around 3 p.m. on Route K west of Sickman Road.

Driving a Ford F-150 eastbound on Route K, 33-year-old Joshua Holdman of Bonne Terre suffered minor injuries when his truck traveled off the ride side of the road. He over-corrected and traveled off the left side of the road where the truck struck a pole.

Holdman was transported to Parkland North Health Center by St. Francois County Ambulance Service.

According patrol, Holdman was wearing his safety belt at the time of the accident.

In the second accident, the highway patrol responded to two-car wreck around 7:45 p.m. Friday on Highway 110 at Upper Plattin Road.

According to the crash report, a 2009 Pontiac G8, driven by 21-year-old Steven Monia of St. John, Missouri was traveling west on Highway 110 when his car crossed the line while navigating a curve.

Monia collided head-on with a 2012 Chevrolet box truck driven by 30-year-old Brian Richard of Bloomsdale, who was traveling eastbound on Highway 110.

Monia suffered serious injuries and was flown by Survival Flight helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

An occupant in Monia’s car, 21-year-old Landon Prater of De Soto, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus by Valle Ambulance Service.

Richard was also transported to Mercy Hospital Jefferson via Valle Ambulance Service for minor injuries.

According to the highway patrol both drivers and the occupant were wearing safety belts at the time of the collision.

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