Three Injured During Wreck While Stopped for School Bus on Hwy. 240

A car wreck sent three people to the hospital Thursday morning. The accident occurred on Highway 240, approximately one mile north of the junction of Highways 240 and 40 while traffic was stopped for a northbound school bus.
According the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Clare W. Franz-Jones, 40, of Fayette, was southbound on Highway 240 when she stopped her 2006 Acura to allow for a school bus picking up children at approximately 7:15 a.m. Harry Gerken, 72, of Fayette, failed to stop his 2009 Ford Escape and rear-ended Franz-Jones’s car.
Franz-Jones and a passenger, Eileen K. Stacy, 28, of Fayette, both sustained minor injuries and were taken to University Hospital in Columbia. Gerken, who’s injuries were listed as minor, was also taken to University Hospital.
All three were wearing seatbelts, according to the highway patrol.

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  1. Marlis Craig on October 11, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Stories like these (and the fact that I have worked as an EMT for several years) are why I will always tend to be ready to stop when I am in a School Bus pick up zone and will buckle up before putting my car into gear. So glad everyone is going to be okay.

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