Three separate motorcycle accidents in Missouri occurred on Sunday, April 14. Three riders suffered serious injuries and a fourth died.
The fatal Missouri motorcycle crash occurred around 5 p.m. along Highway 94 in St. Charles County. Samuel Hernandez Santana, a 32-year-old from Wentzville, was driving a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on Highway 94 about 5 miles west of Route D near the Busch Wildlife area.
Santana lost control of the motorcycle and crossed the centerline, crashing head-on into a 2011 Dodge Ram. Both Santana and his passenger, 34-year-old Jessenia Tirado Rosario of Wentzville, were thrown from the bike and rushed to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur with serious injuries.
Rosario was unable to recover from her injuries and died days after the crash. Police say both Santana and Rosario were wearing safety devices at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Dodge Ram, 23-year-old Brian D. Peyton of Ellisville, was not injured.
A second motorcycle crash along Highway 94 in St. Charles County occurred around 9 p.m. Mark Clayton, a 55-year-old from St. Peters, was traveling eastbound on the highway just west of Northlind Drive when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer in the road and instead smashed into a guard rail.
Clayton was also taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, where he was being treated for serious injuries.
The third Missouri motorcycle accident occurred in St. Genevieve County. Matthew Harman, a 33-year-old from Festus, was headed northbound on Route B, when his helmet started to come off.
As Harman reached to pull the helmet back onto his head, he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. He was rushed by helicopter to St. Louis University Hospital, where he was being treated for serious injuries.
The St. Louis motorcycle accident lawyers of Alvin Wolff express our sympathies to the victims and their families.