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Leadwood residents hurt in motorcycle accident


Several Parkland residents were injured in road accidents this past week.

In Miller County, two Leadwood residents were reported to have suffered moderate injuries in a motorcycle accident on westbound Highway 52, 42 feet west of Twin Creek Road.

According to the highway patrol, on Wednesday at 2:25 p.m., a 2012 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle driven by Nicholas M. Knowles, 38, ran off the right side of the highway, overturned, hit a traffic sign and threw both occupants.

Mr. Knowles and his passenger, Shellie F. Knowles, 35, were reportedly taken to Capital Region Hospital by Miller County Ambulance with moderate injuries.

The patrol report states neither rider was wearing a helmet. Damage to the motorcycle was listed as extensive. The bike was removed from the scene by Woods Towing.

Two pickups were totaled in a collision that occurred Wednesday at 8:08 a.m. at U.S. 67 and Hildebrecht Road in St. Francois County.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, a 2005 Dodge Dakota driven east on Hildebrecht by Stephen K. Slinkard, 67, of Farmington, failed to yield at the intersection to a 2004 Ford F-150 driven south on U.S. 67 by Craig N. Simpson, 56, of Fredericktown.

The front of the F-150 crashed into the left side of the Dakota, resulting in minor injuries to Slinkard, who was transported to Parkland Health Center in Farmington by St. Francois County Ambulance. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The two pickups were taken from the scene by Marler’s Towing, both listed as totaled.

A one-vehicle accident Tuesday at 5:20 p.m. resulted in moderate injuries to the driver.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that Thomas R. Reagan, 53, of Park Hills, suffered a medical condition while driving south on U.S. 67 south of Old Orchard Road in St. Francois County.

According to the highway patrol, the incident caused his vehicle to run off the road to the right. Damage occurred as the front passenger’s side of the vehicle hit two large rocks, causing the vehicle to overturn and come to rest off the west side of the road.

Reagan, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Parkland Health Center North by St. Francois County Ambulance, the patrol report states.

The Ford Fusion was moderately damaged and removed from the scene by Marler’s Towing.

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