Shell Knob man injured in Joplin wreck

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Medical incident leads to crash south of city

A Shell Knob man was injured in a wreck on Monday at 2:10 p.m on Gum Road, four miles south of Joplin.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Bobby Briley, 71, of Shell Knob, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche westbound when he suffered a medical episode, causing his vehicle to run off the right side of the roadway and strike a fence and a ditch.

Briley suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

He was wearing a safety device, and the vehicle suffered extensive damage.

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