A Franklin County woman was seriously injured Wednesday night in a boating accident on the Meramec River.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that Tresa J. Kaufman, 48, Robertsville, was transported from the scene by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Creve Coeur, for treatment.

She was a passenger in a boat operated by Kurt L. Kaufman, 52, Robertsville.

The patrol said the boat was traveling upstream and struck a dirt embankment when the pilot was distracted by an object on the floor.

Tresa Kaufman was injured when she was thrown off balance and struck debris in the boat, according to the preliminary patrol report.

The 7 p.m. accident happened about 1.5 miles upstream from the River Round Conservation Area, the patrol said.