Jimmie D Miestr of Saint Joseph, Missouri was injured on Saturday, January 6th 2018 at 8:33 pm in Buchanan County, Missouri. Miestr is a 36-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 29 Nb at the 38 mile marker – 3 miles N of Faucett.
In the crash, Miestr was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY JIMMIE MIESTR] AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FREIGHTLINER DRIVEN BY AWAD ALKHATIB] WERE TRAVELLING NORTHBOUND IN THE DRIVING LANE OF I-29. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY JIMMIE MIESTR] BEGAN TO SKID AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FREIGHTLINER DRIVEN BY AWAD ALKHATIB] IN THE TRAILER. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FREIGHTLINER DRIVEN BY AWAD ALKHATIB] CAME TO A CONTROLLED STOP ON THE EAST SHOULDER OF I-29 FACING EAST. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY JIMMIE MIESTR] TRAVELLED OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A DITCH. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY JIMMIE MIESTR] CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS FACING EAST. ASSISTED BY CPL. R.P. DUDECK (516)
Miestr's injuries were minor. Miestr was taken by private vehicle to Mosaic Life Care.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Chevrolet Impala driven by Jimmie Miestr was extensive. It was removed by Collision Repair. The damage to the 2017 Freightliner driven by Awad Alkhatib was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D W Jehnzen of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180011570 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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Miestr 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 Miestr 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.
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