Trinity Metcalf of Byrnes Mill, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 1st 2018 at 9:15 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Metcalf is a 16-year-old girl.
In the crash, Metcalf was a passenger. The crash happened here: Highway 30 at Route PP. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 NISSAN SENTRA DRIVEN BY NATASHA BROSHUIS] RAN A RED SIGNAL AND ENTERED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2004 TOYOTA MATRIX DRIVEN BY DANIELLE CARVER]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2004 TOYOTA MATRIX DRIVEN BY DANIELLE CARVER] STRUCK THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 NISSAN SENTRA DRIVEN BY NATASHA BROSHUIS]
Metcalf's injuries were serious. Metcalf was taken by Big River Ambulance to St. anthony’s Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2009 Nissan Sentra driven by Natasha Broshuis was total. It was removed by High Ridge Towing. The damage to the 2004 Toyota Matrix driven by Danielle Carver was total. It was also removed by High Ridge.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper S T Roettger of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180001475 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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Metcalf 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 Metcalf 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