Motorcycle Accident On Illinois I-255

There was a motorcycle accident on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on Interstate 255 near Columbia, Illinois today, September 9, 2012.

The accident involved a male motorcyclist, identified as  Christopher T. Mueller, 37, of St. Louis.  His motorcycle crashed into the back of a bus.  The accident happened shortly before 11:00 a.m.

An excerpt from the Republic Times article of September 9, titled “Man injured in motorcycle crash on I-255” :

The driver and passenger of a Lincoln MKX crossover SUV told the Republic-Times at the scene that they were in the far left lane of I-255 when the motorcycle passed by them in the center lane at an “extremely high rate of speed” and collided with the back end of a Ford F550 party bus driven by an 82-year-old man from Florissant, Mo.

Mueller was taken to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis.   He has pending citations for driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Republic Times article cited above as well as the CBS St. Louis article of September 9 titled “Motorcycle Crashes on the J.B. Bridge.”

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