Archive for Saturday, May 28, 2011

LHS teacher, 28-year-old man injured in car accident remain in serious condition

May 28, 2011, 1:13 p.m. Updated May 29, 2011, 2:57 p.m.


A Lawrence High School teacher and the 28-year-old man who was driving a car that was involved in a head-on collision Thursday east of St. Louis remain in serious condition at hospital in St. Louis.

Corey Roelofs, 28, was driving a Honda Civic with David Platt, 44, a social studies teacher at LHS, as a passenger on Interstate 55-70 in Collinsville, Ill., when the car was struck head-on by a vehicle that crossed over the median and through a cable barrier.

Both Roelofs and Platt remained in serious condition Sunday, after having been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit on Saturday at St. Louis University Hospital, said Laura Keller, a hospital spokeswoman. The two men had been admitted in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle that crossed the median, 16-year-old Bethany Budwell, was killed in the accident.


miss_slytherin 6 years, 10 months ago

Mr. Platt was my Psychology teacher back when I was a senior at LHS in '09. He's the coolest person ever. He'll make it through :) I know it. (He's too awesome)

awaybutstillcares 6 years, 10 months ago

terrible news -- my thoughts and prayers are with the families

justforfun 6 years, 10 months ago

This is for all who think cable barriers are the cure all on K-10. 2nd paragragh- when the car was struck head-on by a vehicle that crossed over the median and through a cable barrier.

Teresa Endecott 6 years, 10 months ago

to JUSTFORFUN: it may not be a cure all, but it may have saved a life. I think "may have" are the key words here. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident on K-10 I am very sorry. If not, think about the families that have, and pretty sure they are just hoping nobody else has to go through the hurt that they are going through. Just my two cents. I happened to be heading east on K10 the day of the Eudora/ Church street accident just as it took place, TRAGIC! I was sick for days!!

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