Pamela L Bell of Florissant, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 3:00 pm in St Louis City County, Missouri. Bell is a 42-year-old woman.
In the crash, Bell was a driver. The crash happened here: Eastbound Interstate 70 west of west Florissant Avenue. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 MAZDA CX 7 DRIVEN BY JESSIE BUFORD] WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND IN THE EXPRESS LANES OF INTERSTATE 70. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FORD FOCUS DRIVEN BY PAMELA BELL] WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 70. BOTH VEHICLES WERE IN LANE 1 ON THEIR RESPECTIVE SIDES. THE FRONT LEFT WHEEL OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 MAZDA CX 7 DRIVEN BY JESSIE BUFORD] FELL OFF, TRAVELED OVER THE CENTER MEDIAN BARRIER, AND STRUCK THE WINDSHIELD OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FORD FOCUS DRIVEN BY PAMELA BELL]
Bell's injuries were minor. Bell was taken by St Louis Fire Department to Christian Hospital northeast.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Mazda Cx 7 driven by Jessie Buford was minor. It was removed by St Louis Metropolitan Towing. The damage to the 2017 Ford Focus driven by Pamela Bell was minor. It was removed by Roadside.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper M T Angrisani of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180016329 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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Bell 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 Bell 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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