Thursday, October 11, 2012
Glendale police chief reminds parents to heed an elementary school's drop off and pick up policy after a student was struck by a car.
Glendale Police Police Chief Jeff Beaton called a recent accident in which a car struck a 5-year-old student “very unfortunate and avoidable." The following information was provided by the Glendale Police Department. On Oct. 3 at 8:31 a.m., police investigated a traffic crash involving a student from North Glendale Elementary School and a motorist in front of the school. The investigation revealed the motorist had just stopped at the crosswalk in front of the school and was proceeding south on N. Sappington Road when a 5-year-old student was dropped off by his mother in front of the school, ran in front of the mother’s vehicle – not in the marked crosswalk – and was struck by the passing southbound vehicle. The student was transported to …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A rear-end vehicular impact on Thursday resulted in a three-auto accident that sent a driver from Kirkwood to a local hospital.
Christopher Niehoff, a 31-year-old motorist from Eureka, was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram on Thursday afternoon, and ran into the back of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe being driven by Marggie Bonner, 30, of Kirkwood, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol records. Bonner and another driver, Joseph Kemper, had been stopped for traffic. The rear-end jolt from Niehoff's pickup caused Bonner's vehicle to hit Kemper's 1999 Chevrolet S10. Kemper is a 34-year-old resident of DeSoto. The accident occurred at 3:15 p.m. on Missouri Route 109 at Emerald View Parkway in Eureka. All three motorists were wearing seat belts, according to authorities. Bonner was taken by Eureka Fire Protection District paramedics to St. Clare Hospital for treatment of …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The accident reportedly happened after the driver lost control of the vehicle.
A Des Peres home sustained extensive damage after a car plowed through the front window of a residence in the 11000 block of Lillian Avenue. The crash happened just after noon Monday, KMOV reports. The station also reports that according to authorities, the driver lost control of the vehicle and was suffering from a medical condition. The driver was taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown. No one was home at the time of the crash according to police, KMOV reports. Patch has a call into Des Peres public safety officials to learn more about the incident. RELATED CONTENT:
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Kirkwood Fire and Frontenac Police responded after a compactor truck caught fire Thursday morning near the intersection of Manchester and North Kirkwood roads.
No one was injured when a compactor truck caught fire just outside of Kirkwood Thursday morning. MoDOT alerted Twitter followers to the incident which occurred near Manchester and Kirkwood roads in Frontenac at 6:25 a.m. The fire did not cause an accident. Kirkwood Fire and Frontenac Police responded to the incident. According to Kirkwood Fire Chief Tom Openlander, the only way to address this type of situation is for the compactor truck to dump its load and for firefighters to start spraying water on the debris, City of Kirkwood Public Information Officer Beth von Behren said. Follow Kirkwood Patch on Twitter @KirkwoodPatch.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The following information was provided by the Kirkwood Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
The Kirkwood police blotter for Sept. 3-9. Friday, Sept. 7 Officers on patrol located a one vehicle accident near the intersection of Leffingwell and Holmes avenues. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail. Routine computer checks on the driver revealed he had a suspended driver’s license through the State of Missouri. He also had at least 20 outstanding warrants through three St. Louis area police departments. He was arrested and held for transfer to those agencies. Wednesday, Sept. 5 At 8:15 a.m., police received a report of a fraud that occurred at a retail business in the 1200 block of South Kirkwood Road. The reporting party was an employee of a business in Pittsburgh, PA. A debit card for the business was cloned and …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Incidents occurred in central and north Kirkwood.
Police dealt with two multi-car accidents in Kirkwood last week, both reportedly involving illegal drugs or alcohol. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of North Geyer Road and Kirkshire Drive for a motor vehicle accident at 6:13 p.m., Aug. 21. According to police, one vehicle was sideswiped by another while both were traveling on Geyer. Police arrested one of the drivers after he was found to be allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Then on Aug. 23 at 2:40 p.m., police responded to a three vehicle accident near the intersection of South Kirkwood Road and East Rose Hill Avenue. After police investigated the accident, the driver of one of the vehicles was allegedly in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Joe Caruso, who considers himself "just another dad," sprung into action when he and his daughter found themselves in the middle of a disastrous situation just outside Des Peres.
A Des Peres father played the role of action hero Tuesday when he helped victims of a fiery car crash at the intersection of Dougherty Ferry and Carman roads to safety. Joe Caruso doesn't claim to have super powers, however, calling himself "just another dad." The people he saved may have a different opinion. (Sign up for the Kirkwood Patch newsletter to get breaking news alerts.) Caruso, 47, was driving home to Royal Acres subdivision in Des Peres at 9:51 p.m. Tuesday with his 15-year-old daughter after dropping off one of her friends who lives a short distance from the intersection. Caruso was pulling away from of the intersection when out of the corner of his eye he saw a black SUV speeding toward a silver SUV stopped at the …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Three St. Louis-area teenagers were involved in a golf cart crash Saturday night.
Three teens, including one from Kirkwood, were injured in a golf cart crash Saturday night. The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. four miles of Ironton on Killarney Drive. The golf cart, driven by 16-year-old Matthew Bruns of Kirkwood, crossed a T-intersection and overturned in a ditch. Riding with Bruns in the cart were 15-year-old St. Peters resident Lauren Gamache and 15-year-old St Charles resident Andrew Huber. Bruns and Huber were taken by ambulance to Iron County Hospital with minor injuries. Gamache was taken by ambulance to Parkland Hospital with moderate injuries. The golf cart sustained minor damage.
Friday, July 6, 2012
A couple from Michigan were vacationing when they were killed Thursday in an accident near the Big Bend Road and Interstate 44 intersection in Kirkwood.
A couple from Michigan were vacationing when they were killed Thursday after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a car at the intersection of Big Bend Road and South Holmes Avenue. The victims are Jeffrey and Ronda Gallagher, both 49-years-old, of Fenwick, MI. The couple was visiting family, Patch.com partner Fox2Now reports. See Previous Article: UPDATE: Two Dead After Motorcycle Accident in Kirkwood
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
St. Louis County Court records show Dale Kawamura was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Assault in connection with the Olive Boulevard crash that killed Clayton Pfeiffer.
Patch has confirmed that prosecutors have charged Dale Kawamura, 36, of Oakland, CA, in connection with the February 2012 crash on Olive Boulevard near Creve Coeur Mill Road which claimed the life of 2011 Vianney graduate Clayton Pfeiffer. (Sign up for the Kirkwood Patch newsletter for breaking news alerts.) Kawamura has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and assault. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chesterfield police said Kawamura was driving with meth in his system. Police said Kawamura's vehicle was heading eastbound on Olive and struck Pfeiffer's vehicle and another. According to court records, the charges were filed June 13. The Post-Dispatch reports Kawamura was not currently in custody. Efforts to confirm if he …