Car runs off road, strikes sign, travels through woods

The one-car crash happened Thursday night one miles west of Laclede, Missouri. (MGN Online)

A northeast Missouri man escaped serious injury after running his car off the road and through a wooded area.

The one-car accident happened at 8:50 p.m. Thursday on Highway 36, one mile west of Laclede, Missouri.

Troopers said Ronell Clark, 36, of Brookfield, Missouri, was westbound on 36 when his car ran off the left side of the highway, struck a sign, returned to the roadway, then ran off the right side of the highway and traveled through the woods before coming to rest.

Clark suffered minor injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s online crash report indicates that investigators do not know if Clark was wearing a seat belt.

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