A Fordland, Missouri driver was seriously injured following an accident Thursday morning on Missouri Highway 13, 2 miles north of Polo. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 62 year old Stanley Phelps was driving a pickup northbound on Highway 13 and fell asleep at the the wheel. The pickup went off the side of roadway one time, returned to the roadway, but overturned several times. The pickup eventually landed on its top in the northbound lane of Highway 13.
The accident closed Highway 13 for a period of time. The driver was eventually flown to Truman Medical Center. The accident took place at 7:45 Thursday morning. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Hamilton Fire and Rescue, and the Polo Fire and Rescue assisted the Highway Patrol.