Several Accidents Keep Troopers Busy in Lakes Region

by: Scott McCaulley

Several accidents in the Lakes Region over the weekend caused several injuries.

The most severe injury happens in an accident Sunday evening in Stone County on Highway 13 North of Lampe. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 6:25 when a motorcycle driven by Moses Peralas, 62, of Branson crossed the center line and nearly hit a vehicle head on driven by Aleesha Brashears of Lampe.

Brashears was not injured by Peralas sustained serious injuries and was taken by Air Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment.

Just south of that location in Lampe, another accident happened earlier Sunday around 12:30 when a pick-up driven by Keith Murray, 47, of Lampe was stopped in traffic waiting to make a left turn when he was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Earl Routh, 62, also of Lampe. Neither driver was injured but a passenger in each vehicle was taken to Cox Hospital in Branson for treatment of minor injuries.

Troopers also worked a pair of accidents in Taney County in and around Branson. The first happened Saturday afternoon around 5:15 on Highway 248 north of Branson when Mitchell Ross, 30 of Branson, was slowing his car to make a left turn when it was struck from behind by a car driven by Sidney Davis, 17 of Branson.

Another accident happened on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson on Sunday Morning around 7:50 when Madison Hayes, 23, of Branson lost control of her vehicle on wet pavement traveled off the road down and embankment and struck several trees.

All three drivers sustained minor injuries that were treated at Cox Hospital in Branson.