Man injured in semi vs. car crash near Jackson

Sunday, December 30, 2012
The remains of a Honda Civic are towed from an accident scene just west of the Highway 72-34 intersection west of Jackson on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the vehicle was traveling west on Highway 72 through the traffic signal when it struck a tractor-trailer truck, sliding underneath the trailer. The truck had just entered the highway and was crossing over to the eastbound lane when the vehicles collided. The driver of the car was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital. (Fred Lynch)

A Friedheim man received serious injuries when the Honda Civic he was driving slid beneath a trailer being pulled by a semi.

Brett R. Schermerhorn, 22, was hurt when his vehicle slid under the trailer at about 1:38 p.m. Friday on Highway 72, one mile west of Jackson, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's online crash report.

He was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

The driver of the 1999 Freightliner tractor-trailer, 42-year-old William D. Dorris of Lowndes, Mo., received minor injuries.

The crash occurred as Dorris was pulling out of a private drive. Schermerhorn's car topped a hill with limited sight distance at high speed and struck the trailer, according to the patrol's report.

Pertinent address:

Highway 72, Jackson, MO

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