injury accidentBATES CITY, Mo. — A Bates City man is recovering after a one vehicle crash on a back road early Wednesday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Neil Shelton, 59, was westbound on 1689 NW 785 Road around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday when he entered a curve and ran off the roadway. Shelton’s vehicle struck a mailbox, continued through the grass and struck a decorative fence, an electrical box and a tree before coming to rest.

Shelton sustained moderate injuries from the crash. He was taken to Lee’s Summit Medical Center for treatment.