Thursday, August 3, 2017

Update: Butler man injured after falling out of vehicle teetering on Bates County Bridge

Butler Fire Department Photo
On 8/3/17 the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County long with Butler Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on County Road 2275 and County Road SE 365 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1991 Chevrolet driven by 71 year old Steven L. Hawk of Butler, Missouri crossed the center of the roadway and struck a bridge abutment on the left side of the roadway. After impact, Mr. Hawk attempted to exit the vehicle and fell approximately 40 Feet.

Mr. Hawk sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The truck was towed from the scene by Douty's Tow of Butler, Missouri.

Butler Fire Department Photo