Sonia E Sells of St James, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 10:35 pm in Phelps County, Missouri. Sells is a 28-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Hwy DD one mile east of St James.
In the crash, Sells was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 CHEV TAHOE DRIVEN BY SONIA SELLS] CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND IMPACTED VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 FORD FUSION DRIVEN BY JOYCE COPLING]. VEH 1 TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED. ASSISTED BY TPR J.N. RIGSBY (1196
Sells's injuries were minor. Sells was taken by private conveyance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.
The police said the damage to the 2001 Chev Tahoe driven by Sonia Sells was total. It was removed by Spurgeons Towing. The damage to the 2006 Ford Fusion driven by Joyce Copling was total. It was also removed by Spurgeons Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper W W Fair of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180019279 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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Sells 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 Sells 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