Tonya M Smith of Caruthersville, Missouri was injured on Friday, January 12th 2018 at 9:15 am in Pemiscot County, Missouri. Smith is a 33-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 55 26.6 mile marker Southbound.
In the crash, Smith was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVEN BY JOHN SMITH] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER DRIVEN BY BOBBY DAVIS] AND VEHICLE 3 [THE 2015 PETERBUILT TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVEN BY WAYNE BRADLEY]
Smith's injuries were minor. Smith was taken by ambulance to Pemiscot Memorial Hayti, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2005 International Tractor Trailer driven by John Smith was moderate. It was removed by Ace Wrecker. The damage to the 2006 Ford Explorer driven by Bobby Davis was moderate. It was removed by Sullivan Wrecker. The damage to the 2015 Peterbuilt Tractor Trailer driven by Wayne Bradley was minor. It was also removed by Ace Wrecker.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant M M Jones of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180021503 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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Smith 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 Smith 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