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Posted on May 28, 2013 by

St. Louis Girls Basketball Team Injured in Highway Accident

On Sunday, a minivan carrying the St. Louis Lady Monarchs girls basketball team to a tournament in Tennessee collided with a car near Nashville. The team’s two adult coaches, 7 of the 16-year-old players and two toddlers traveling with team were injured in the auto accident. While all of the children have been released, the two coaches and the two adults in the other car remain in the hospital in critical condition.

Tennessee police say the minivan may have clipped another vehicle, causing it to cross the centerline and crash into another car. None of the passengers in the van was wearing seatbelts.

The basketball team accident comes just two days after a collision between a First Student school bus and car on I-55 sent 3 children and 3 adults to the hospital. None of those St. Louis accident victims were reported to have life-threatening injuries.

In both roadway accidents, St. Louis children were thankfully spared serious injury, but the adult drivers were not so lucky. And even though the children appear to have escaped life-threatening injuries, some car accident injuries don’t present themselves immediately. Whiplash, painful bruising from airbag collision, serious muscle strains and psychological trauma may not present symptoms until hours after a car accident.

If you or your child has been involved in an auto or bus accident, contact an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and loss.