An Arnold man was seriously injured Sunday evening, Jan. 29, when he was standing outside his car on I-270 south of Clayton Road in St. Louis County and was struck by the car after it was struck by two other vehicles, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.
A St. Louis woman also was hurt in the crash.
At 7 p.m., William B. Harms, 24, of Arnold was outside his 2004 Ford Focus which had been involved in a previous accident and was stopped on the left shoulder partially blocking a northbound lane. While he was inspecting the car for damage, a northbound 2013 Ford Escape driven by Ellie K. Coats, 18, of Belleville, Ill., began to slide on the icy road, and the left side of the Escape struck the right side of the Focus, the report said.
After that, a northbound 2008 Honda Civic driven by Alyssa C. Spalding, 21, of St. Louis slid on the ice-covered road, and the left side of that vehicle struck the right side of the Focus, which then hit Harms while he was standing outside it, according to the report.
Harms, who was seriously injured, and Spalding, who had minor injuries, were taken by Kirkwood Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur, the report said.
Harms was listed in satisfactory condition today, Feb. 1, and the hospital had no information about Spalding, a Mercy spokeswoman said.
According to the report, both Spalding and Coats were wearing seat belts, and all three vehicles were totaled.