Mikayla E Gandara of Kansas City, Missouri was injured on Sunday, December 31st 2017 at 7:25 pm in Platte County, Missouri. Gandara is a 14-year-old girl.
The crash happened here: On ramp to N Interstate 435 from westbound MO 152.
In the crash, Gandara was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 WAS WESTBOUND ON MO 152 ATTEMPTING TO TURN ONTO I-435. DRIVER #1 FAILED TO NEGOTIATE THE TURN. CAUSING VEHICLE #1 TO DRIVE OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, WHERE IT STRUCK A SIGN AND OVERTURNED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE COMING TO REST ON ITS DRIVERS SIDE . ASSISTED BY PARKVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PLATTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Gandara's injuries were none. Gandara was taken by ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Ford driven by Rachelle Gandara was total. It was removed by Express Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant J W Dick of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 170826516 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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Gandara 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 Gandara 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.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol