Brittney L Watkins of St Joseph, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 7:00 pm in Buchanan County, Missouri. Watkins is a 28-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: I 229 Sb five tenths of a mile S of St Joseph MO.
In the crash, Watkins was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEV SUV DRIVEN BY BRITTNEY WATKINS] WAS SOUTHBOUND, VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEV SUV DRIVEN BY BRITTNEY WATKINS] TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A GUARDRAIL. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEV SUV DRIVEN BY BRITTNEY WATKINS] CAME BACK ONTO THE ROADWAY THEN WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE AGAIN STRIKING THE GUARDRAIL OVERTURNED AND CONTINUED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT WHERE IT CAME TO REST. ASSISTED BY CPL R.P, DUDECK (516) AND TPR C.M. DOLLARD (504)
Watkins's injuries were moderate. Watkins was taken by Buchanan County Ambulance to Mosaic.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Chev SUV driven by Brittney Watkins was total. It was removed by All City of St Joseph Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper V F Selsor of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180018963 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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Watkins 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 Watkins 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