Passenger hurt when vehicle overturns

Saturday, October 4, 2003

A 17-year-old Chaffee, Mo., youth sustained moderate injuries Thursday night when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran off the road and overturned three times near Scott City.

Michael Bayer was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau after the 8 p.m. accident. It occurred on County Road 323, three miles south of Scott City.

The driver, Daniel Lindy, 17, of Chaffee sustained minor injuries. He refused medical treatment at the scene and was released to his parents.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Lindy was driving southbound at a speed too fast for the conditions when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and overcorrected. Bayer was ejected when the vehicle overturned, the patrol said.

Lindy was cited for not wearing a seat belt and driving with no valid operator's license.

Bayer was cited for knowingly allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle and not wearing a seat belt.