Pevely man injured on two vehicle accident in Imperial

A Pevely man was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 61 north of Imperial Main Street Tuesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Michael Smith of Pevely was driving a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound and was making a right turn into a parking lot, and was struck from behind by a 2002 Buick LeSabre driven by 58-year-old Johnny Pyatt of Imperial. The impact of the crash caused Smith to be ejected from the motorcycle. He was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with moderate injuries, while Pyatt was uninjured. The accident took place just after 7 o’clock Tuesday morning.