Stacie A Renz of Hardy, Iowa was injured on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 5:00 am in New Madrid County, Missouri. Renz is a 49-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 55 southbound 33.6 mile marker.
In the crash, Renz was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY SHAUN WOLF] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 INFINITI SUV DRIVEN BY TAURUS GALE] CAUSING VEHICLE 4 [THE 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU DRIVEN BY STACIE RENZ] TO STRIKE THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY SHAUN WOLF]. THE IMPACT FORCED VEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY SHAUN WOLF] TO CROSS THE MEDIAN AND STRIKE VEHICLE 3 [THE 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY WILLIAM SULLIVAN]. 10 POSTS AND 400 FEET OF CABLE WERE DAMAGED
Renz's injuries were minor. Renz was taken by ambulance to Pemiscot Memorial Hospital Hayti, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2014 Nissan Altima driven by Shaun Wolf was total. It was removed by Moores Wrecker Marston Mo. The damage to the 2005 Infiniti SUV driven by Taurus Gale was total. It was removed by Courtois Wrecker Lilbourn Mo. The damage to the 2005 Chevrolet Impala driven by William Sullivan was total. It was also removed by Courtois Wrecker Lilbourn Mo. The damage to the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Stacie Renz was moderate. It was also removed by Moores Wrecker Marston Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant M M Jones and Corporal D L Dejournett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180015239 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Renz 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 Renz 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