Archive for Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lawrence High School teacher injured in St. Louis crash still in serious condition

June 1, 2011


A Lawrence High School teacher remains listed in serious condition at a St. Louis hospital Wednesday after he was injured in an accident last week in Collinsville, Ill.

Laura Keller, a St. Louis University Hospital spokeswoman, said David Platt, 44, an LHS social studies teacher, remained in serious condition. Corey Roelofs, 28, of Kansas City, Kan., who drove the vehicle Platt was riding in, was released from the hospital late Tuesday, Keller said.

Roelofs and Platt were traveling May 26 in a Honda Civic along Interstate 70 east of St. Louis when the car was struck head-on by a vehicle that crossed the median and broke through a cable barrier. The driver of the vehicle that crossed the median, Bethany Budwell, 16, died in the accident.

LHS principal Matt Brungardt said last week that Platt had broken several bones but that his injuries were not believed to be life threatening.


jackpot 6 years, 10 months ago

"broke through a cable barrier" Maybe not the be all end all, but still helps crossovers.

avhjmlk 6 years, 10 months ago

Get better, Mr. Platt! You were one of my hands-down favorite junior high teachers (back in the old days before you switched to LHS), so hurry up and get better so next year's new students can enjoy your classes as much as I did!

Lene 6 years, 10 months ago

Nothing better than a GREAT teacher. Get well soon!

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