LA PLATA, Mo. — A pedestrian was struck by a car in La Plata, Missouri, Thursday morning after the slippery roads caused two vehicles to slide off the road.
According to the police officer on the scene, the driver of an SUV was traveling south on Highway 63 and slid off the road into a ditch when trying to make a right turn onto Lantern Street in La Plata.
Jaystin Lene, 17, of La Plata, a nearby pedestrian, went to check on the people in the vehicle to make sure they were alright.
Minutes later, the driver of a second SUV slid off the road in the same spot as the first vehicle and struck Lene and the other SUV.
He told KTVO at the scene he was fine, but he was transported by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.
Lene's mother said on a Facebook post that her son escaped with a small cut on his arm and several bruises.
Both vehicles were damaged in the collision.