The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

August 4, 2013

Motorcyclist hurt in I-44 accident near Mount Vernon

A motorcyclist from France was injured in an accident shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 44, just west of Mount Vernon in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Roberto Airoldi, 63, was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

The accident occurred when Airoldi hit a piece of tire debris that then stuck in his westbound motorcycle, causing it to go out of control, run off the road and hit the median cable, according to the patrol.   

• Two Mount Vernon residents were injured about 2 p.m. Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 174 in Chesapeake in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Eldon A. Wiehe, 41, driver of one of the eastbound vehicles, was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. A passenger in his vehicle, Heather Brown, 16, sought private medical attention. The other vehicle was driven by Charles L. Johnson, 59, also of Mount Vernon.

The accident occurred when the Wiehe vehicle hit the back of the Johnson vehicle, and then skidded off the road and hit a tree.

• A Gladstone man was injured in a single-car accident at 6:05 a.m. Saturday on Highway 59, a mile north of Diamond in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Ray A. Basye, 35, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

The accident happened when the car Basye was driving ran off the right side of the road and overturned, the patrol said.

• A Webb City driver was injured in a two-car accident about 5:30 a.m. Saturday on Highway 171, a mile west of Carthage in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Tony E. Triplett, 25, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

The accident happened when Triplett’s eastbound vehicle was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by Adam C. Garner, 26, Fayetteville, Ark., according to the patrol.

 

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