Man Taken to Hospital After Tractor Trailer Flat Tire Causes Accident Near Hwy. K

Tractor trailer flat tire causes accident on Highway 40 in O'Fallon.

A 36-year-old Wentzville man was taken to a nearby hospital Thursday after he was involved in a two-car accident with a tractor trailer near the intersection of Highway 40 and Highway K.

Clyde Lindemann was driving eastbound on Hwy. 40 when a nearby tractor trailer blew a tire. The debris from the blow out travelled into Lindemann's lane, which forced him to travel off the right side of the road, back onto the highway where it struck the trailer before traveling off the right side of the road again.

Lindemann's car then overturned. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur by St. Charles County ambulance. 

No one else was injured in the incident. The accident backed up traffic for about an hour. 

Amy Lindemann August 28, 2012 at 08:31 PM
The driver of the tractor trailer left the scene of the accident and did not stop. If anyone saw this and can identify the truck or the company please call the highway patrol.


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