Hannah L Ireland of Cameron, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 1st 2018 at 3:00 am in Clay County, Missouri. Ireland is a 21-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Northbound Interstate 35 at the 22.8 mile marker.
In the crash, Ireland was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 FORD FOCUS DRIVEN BY ANDREW PREWITT] WAS TRAVELLING NORTHBOUND AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED WITH NO HEADLIGHTS AND STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 NISSAN ARMADA DRIVEN BY CHANTEL LINTON]. ASSISTED BY TPR R. I. MCQUERREY /849/, CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, KEARNEY POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND LIBERTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Ireland's injuries were minor. Ireland was taken to North Kansas City Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2014 Ford Focus driven by Andrew Prewitt was total. It was removed by GT Tow Service. The damage to the 2012 Nissan Armada driven by Chantel Linton was moderate. It was removed by Integrity Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper R C Richardson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180000250 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Ireland 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 Ireland 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