Kay D Woodraw of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 1st 2018 at 1:45 pm in St Charles County, Missouri. Woodraw is a 59-year-old woman.
In the crash, Woodraw was a driver. The crash happened here: Westbound Interstate 70 east of Mid Rivers Mall Dr. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 CHANGED LANES INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA DRIVEN BY KAY WOODRAW] AND THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 SATURN ION DRIVEN BY LISA ALLEN] STRUCK THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA DRIVEN BY KAY WOODRAW]. DRIVER 2 LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA DRIVEN BY KAY WOODRAW] CAUSING IT TO TRAVEL OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRIKE THE CONCRETE MEDIAN WALL
Woodraw's injuries were moderate. Woodraw was taken by St Charles County Ambulance to SSM Health St Joseph St Charles.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Saturn Ion driven by Lisa Allen was minor. The damage to the 2010 Hyundai Elantra driven by Kay Woodraw was total. It was removed by A One Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J S Baird of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180000867 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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Woodraw 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 Woodraw 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