by: Scott McCaulley
The Missouri State Highway Patrol works a trio of accidents in the Lakes Region over the weekend, all with serious injuries involved.
The first accident takes place Saturday afternoon around 4:00 in Taney County on Highway 160 near Silver Lake Road west of Forsyth. The online report indicates 52-year-old Anthony Antinoro of Merriam Woods failed to negotiate a curve while driving his motorcycle westbound on 160 when it crossed the centerline striking a vehicle heading eastbound head on and ejected him from the motorcycle.
Antinoro sustained serious injuries and was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment while the driver of the other vehicle, 33-year-old Jacqueline Ferguson of Forsyth, sustained minor injuries that were treated at Cox Medical Center in Branson.
The other two accidents happened in Stone County on Sunday.
The first took place at 6:00 am on Blackjack School Road Southeast of Marionville when a car driven by 27-year-old Kayla Ayres of Marionville ran off the road and struck a tree.
Ayers sustained serious injuries while a 1-year-old in the vehicle sustained minor injuries. Both were taken to Cox South in Springfield for treatment.
The other accident occurred during the Noon Hour Sunday on Highway 39 south of Shell Knob when a car driven by 69-year-old Patty Ginder of Berryville traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Ginder was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment of her serious injuries.