Nesha Taylor of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 at 12:16 am in St Louis County, Missouri. Taylor is a 9-year-old girl.
In the crash, Taylor was a passenger. The crash happened here: Eastbound Interstate 70 at Bermuda. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM DRIVEN BY LANIQUA CHANEY] WAS DRIVING ON A FLAT TIRE AT SLOW SPEEDS AND WAS STRUCK IN THE REAR BY VEHICLE 2 [THE 2013 DODGE DART DRIVEN BY DEMETRIUS BORDERS]
Taylor's injuries were minor. Taylor was taken by Northeast Fire District to St Louis Children’s Hosptial.
The police said the damage to the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Laniqua Chaney was total. It was removed by A 2 B Towing. The damage to the 2013 Dodge Dart driven by Demetrius Borders was total. It was also removed by A 2 B Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B A Teague of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180001611 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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Taylor 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 Taylor 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