Sunday, November 25, 2012
In separate Callaway County accidents, a Fulton woman sustained serious injuries after she fell asleep while driving Friday afternoon north of Fulton and a Columbia man was thrown from his motorcycle when it struck a vehicle in the rear during dense fog.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Noleesa J. Buschjost, 52, Fulton, was eastbound at 12:25 p.m. Friday on Route HH about one-half mile west of County Road 203 when she fell asleep, causing the 2011 Toyota Camry sedan she was driving to run off the right side of the roadway and strike a utility pole.
Buschjost was transported by Callaway County Ambulance Service to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.
Buschjost as wearing a seat belt and the vehicle sustained extensive damage, the patrol reported.
In another Callaway County accident, the patrol reported Mark R. Kuhn, 44, Columbia, was thrown from his 2004 Victory motorcycle at 8:02 a.m. Tuesday after it collided with the rear of another vehicle in an area of dense fog near the Missouri River.
The patrol reported Kuhn, who had minor injuries, was southbound on U.S. 63 about 1.1 miles north of Turkey Creek when his motorcycle entered a foggy area where vehicles started to slow.
Kuhn’s motorcycle collided with the rear of a southbound 2012 Mini Cooper sedan driven by Mitsu A. Rennier, 50, Columbia.
The impact of the collision pushed Rennier’s vehicle into the rear of a 2009 Honda Civic sedan driven by Michael R. Ruff, 34, Columbia.
Kuhn was wearing a safety helmet and the drivers of both other vehicles in the accident were wearing seat belts, the patrol reported.