Driverless Car Causes Crash Near Palmyra
It wasn’t an autonomous car, but it was a car without a driver that sent a Palmyra man to the hospital Saturday.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the crash happened at 7 a.m. this morning on US 61, two miles north of Palmyra.
Troopers say a pickup driven by 24 year-old Scott Barker of Festus, Missouri was traveling northbound and pulling a trailer loaded with a Dodge Neon. Barker lost control of the pickup, slid off the roadway and collided with a cross over. The impact caused the Dodge Neon to become dislodged from the trailer. The Neon slid into the southbound lanes of US 61 and came to rest in the roadway.
That’s when a southbound car driven by 50 year-old Adam Waggoner of Palmyra came upon the scene and swerved to avoid striking the Neon. Waggoner’s car slid off the road and struck a field entrance, then went airborne before coming to rest on its wheels.
Waggoner suffered minor injuries and went by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.