Jessica N Ford of East St Louis, Illinois was injured on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 5:57 am in St Louis City County, Missouri. Ford is a 22-year-old woman.
In the crash, Ford was a driver. The crash happened here: Interstate 70 Eb at Madison St. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 CHEVROELT CRUZE DRIVEN BY JESSICA FORD] CAME TO A STOP IN CONGESTED TRAFFIC. DRIVER 1 WAS FOLLOWING TO CLOSELY AND UNABLE TO STOP CAUSING THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU DRIVEN BY JUAN MURPHY] TO STRIKE THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 CHEVROELT CRUZE DRIVEN BY JESSICA FORD]
Ford's injuries were minor. Ford was taken by St Louis City EMS to SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Juan Murphy was minor. The damage to the 2012 Chevroelt Cruze driven by Jessica Ford was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T N Ziegler of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180015258 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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Ford 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 Ford 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