Cecelia M Monti of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 16th 2018 at 11:55 am in St Louis County, Missouri. Monti is a 24-year-old woman.
In the crash, Monti was a driver. The crash happened here: Southbound Interstate 55 north of Highway 50. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 DODGE CALIBER DRIVEN BY CECELIA MONTI] WAS SOUTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 55 NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50, IN LANE 1 OF THE EXIT RAMP. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 DODGE CALIBER DRIVEN BY CECELIA MONTI], CAUSING IT TO TRAVEL ACROSS LANES OF TRAFFIC AND OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 DODGE CALIBER DRIVEN BY CECELIA MONTI] STRUCK A ROCK BLUFF, RETURNED TO THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED
Monti's injuries were moderate. Monti was taken by Mehlville Fire Protection District to St. anthony’s Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by Cecelia Monti was total. It was removed by Squires Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Z D Chapman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180028674 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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Monti 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 Monti 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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