An Oklahoma woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 12:38 p.m. Monday on Norway Road, one mile east of Neosho in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Wendy J. Briggs, 36, of Wyandotte, Okla., was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.
Briggs was driving an eastbound vehicle that ran off the road through a field and became airborne before coming to rest in the median of U.S. Highway 71, the patrol said.
• A Halltown woman suffered serious injuries in a scooter accident at 7 p.m. Sunday on Route M east of Route WW in Lawrence County, the state patrol said.
Shari A. Baker, 50, was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, the patrol said.
Baker was riding an eastbound scooter that ran off the road and overturned, the patrol said.
• A Sheldon resident was injured in a motorcycle accident at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Route N, four miles west of Sheldon in Vernon County, the state patrol said.
Donald J. Beason, 19, was taken by ambulance to the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, the patrol said.
Beason lost control of a westbound motorcycle and was thrown from the bike, the patrol said.
• A Monett man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 174, two miles east of Mount Vernon in Lawrence County, the state patrol said.
David L. Buck, 39, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, the patrol said.
Buck was driving an eastbound pickup truck that crossed the center line and struck a westbound dump truck driven by Michael J. Curbow, 51, of Aurora, the patrol said. The collision sent both vehicles skidding off the roadway, and the dump truck caught on fire, the patrol said.
• A 34-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 6:31 p.m. Friday on 32nd Street at Finley Avenue, according to a Joplin Police Department report.
Nethla A. Field, of Joplin, was taken to an unspecified hospital, the police report said.
Field was driving an eastbound pickup truck that collided with a pickup truck driven by George T. Conard, 19, of Columbus, Kan., as Conard was pulling out from a stop sign on Finley Avenue, the report said.
• A Cherokee, Kan., man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 9:37 a.m. Tuesday on 200th Street south of 520th Avenue, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.
Liel W. Lake, 58, was flown by medical helicopter to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin following the accident, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Lake was driving a southbound pickup truck that ran off the road and struck a tree, the Sheriff’s Department said.
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Exeter resident hurt in accident in Barry County
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Pittsburg couple arrested; children taken out of home
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Attorney general files suit against California contractor
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Pierce City man hurt in accident in Barry County
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Woman to stand trial on felony count of child abuse
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Fire destroys garage, two vehicles inside
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Worker hit in head with saw blade at construction site
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