Laura A Gale of Desoto, Missouri was injured on Friday, December 29th 2017 at 4:53 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Gale is a 45-year-old woman.
In the crash, Gale was a driver. The crash happened here: Northbound US-67 at Montauk Dr. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 MAZDA 626 DRIVEN BY CLAUDIA CORNMAN] WAS STOPPED ON WESTBOUND MONTAUK DRIVE, AT US 67. VEHICLE #2 WAS NORTHBOUND ON US 67, APPROACHING MONTAUK DRIVE. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 KIA SORENTO DRIVEN BY LAURA GALE] PULLED TO THE RIGHT SHOULDER, TO YIELD TO AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE APPROACHING FROM THE REAR. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 KIA SORENTO DRIVEN BY LAURA GALE] RE-ENTERED THE ROADWAY AND VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 MAZDA 626 DRIVEN BY CLAUDIA CORNMAN] TRAVELED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE #2. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 KIA SORENTO DRIVEN BY LAURA GALE]’S FRONT RIGHT STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 MAZDA 626 DRIVEN BY CLAUDIA CORNMAN]’S LEFT SIDE
Gale's injuries were minor. Gale was taken by Joachim Plattin Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Mazda 626 driven by Claudia Cornman was extensive. It was removed by Pippins Towing. The damage to the 2011 Kia Sorento driven by Laura Gale was extensive. It was also removed by Pippins Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Master Sergeant J D Oughton of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 170822429 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 for each certified report (certification required for court). But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. The highway patrol is currently backlogged and they state on their website that you will have to wait 10 days and may have to wait an "extended period of time" beyond that for the report. Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted or blacked out.
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Gale may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, injured people can recover money for their medical bills, lost wages, and for their pain and suffering—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Gale to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claim, which will help with the recovery. For more information watch How Insurance Companies Take Advantage of the Little Guy.
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