Ricardo Amezcua of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Friday, December 29th 2017 at 10:20 pm in St Louis County, Missouri. Amezcua is a 48-year-old man.
In the crash, Amezcua was a driver. The crash happened here: Lucas and Hunt Road at Lillian Avenue. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 MADE A U-TURN AND DROVE SOUTHBOUND IN THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF LUCAS AND HUNT. AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY RICARDO AMEZCUA] ENTERED THE INTERSECTION OF LILLIAN AVENUE, THE FRONT LEFT CORNER OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY RICARDO AMEZCUA] STRUCK THE FRONT RIGHT CORNER OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY BENJAMIN SANTOYO]
Amezcua's injuries were minor. Amezcua was taken by Northeast Ambulance to SSM Health DePaul Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Ford Taurus driven by Ricardo Amezcua was moderate. The damage to the 2017 Ford Taurus driven by Benjamin Santoyo was moderate. It was removed by All Amercian Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Z D Bauer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 170822990 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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Amezcua 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 Amezcua 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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