A 49-year old Sedalia man was taken to Bothwell hospital Sunday night after a vehicle accident in Pettis County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident at 10:00, on Forrest Park Road just south of Covered Bridge Road.

According to the online crash report, a 1991 Mazda slowed down to avoid striking a deer in the road. The Mazda then traveled off the road and struck a group of trees.

The driver, 49-year old Christopher S. Hellesvig, suffered moderate injuries in the accident. He was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center, by PCAD, for treatment.

The report indicates the Mazda sustained extensive damage and was towed. Hellesvig was wearing a safety device.

Randy Kirby