Five injured in multi-vehicle accident at Lambert Airport

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Five people were injured—one seriously—in a multi-car accident late Saturday night outside Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 11:20 p.m. in the westbound lane of Interstate 70 just past Natural Bridge Road.

A 2014 Chevy Impala struck the right rear of a 2011 GMC Terrain before traveling off the right side of the roadway and striking two separate guardrails. As a result, the driver of a third vehicle, a 2010 Chevy Cobalt, lost control of her car and smashed into a 1999 Peterbilt Conventional before veering left and hitting the median wall. The Peterbilt Conventional went off the right side of the interstate, hit a guardrail, and overturned on Lambert International Boulevard between terminals 1 and 2.

Investigators blamed the accident on driver inattentiveness.

The people in the first three vehicles, which included a 3-year-old, suffered minor injuries. The man in the Peterbilt was rushed to SSM Health DePaul Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

All five people involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts, state police said.