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MO-X van overturns on Interstate 70

Monday, March 21, 2011 | 7:02 p.m. CDT; updated 10:44 p.m. CDT, Monday, March 21, 2011

COLUMBIA — A MO-X shuttle van went off the road and flipped over on Interstate 70 Saturday morning.

The MO-X shuttle is a Columbia-operated airport shuttle service that travels from Columbia to Kansas City and St. Louis.

At about 10:53 a.m., cars were moving into the left lane on I-70 westbound near U.S. 54 after law enforcement had pulled over a speeding car, MO-X shuttle owner Norm Ruebling said. The MO-X shuttle van was forced onto the median because of slowed traffic ahead, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

"There was no signal, no nothing. They just came over," Ruebling said, referring to the car in front of the van.

The three passengers and the driver were taken to University Hospital, but they have all been treated and released.

"Luckily no one was injured, but for precautionary reasons, we had all the passengers and the driver sent to the hospital," Ruebling said.

The driver and passengers were all wearing seat belts, he said. The drivers can't force a passenger to wear a seat belt, but all of the drivers are supposed to encourage it.

"All our drivers are trained to recommend wearing seat belts," Ruebling said.

He said the company has never had an accident like this before. MO-X shuttle vehicles drive about 1.5 million miles a year combined, and after almost 12 years in business, they've never had an injury accident. 


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Paul Allaire March 21, 2011 | 7:12 p.m.

It was the bicycler's fault.

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robert link March 23, 2011 | 2:38 p.m.

"Luckily no one was injured, but for precautionary reasons, we had all the passengers and the driver sent to the hospital," Ruebling said.
The driver and passengers were all wearing seat belts, he said.

The Highway Patrol reports one passenger NOT wearing a seatbelt. She is reported to have been asleep accross the back seat. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt.
A rider on the van reports that the driver was driving fast and passing other vehicles.

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John Page April 7, 2011 | 3:58 p.m.

After accidents like these, it's hard to know exactly what legal steps to take. Unless you are a personal injury lawyer, you may not know all of your options after an accident occurs. Personal injury law firms, like Page Law, provide excellent remedies for all types of situations. www.injuredclient.com

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