Marni F Patterson of Blue Springs, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 16th 2018 at 9:13 pm in Jackson County, Missouri. Patterson is a 46-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Eastbound Interstate 470 237 feet east of View High.
In the crash, Patterson was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 KIA SORRENTO DRIVEN BY KRISTALL PRUITT] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2002 TOYTOTA DRIVEN BY MARNI PATTERSON]; VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 KIA SORRENTO DRIVEN BY KRISTALL PRUITT] TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND DOWN AN EMBANKMENT STRIKING A TREE. ASSISTED BY LEE’S SUMMIT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Patterson's injuries were minor. Patterson was taken to St Lukes East Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Kia Sorrento driven by Kristall Pruitt was total. It was removed by Elite Tow. The damage to the 2002 Toytota driven by Marni Patterson was moderate.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal R A Wood of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180029432 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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Patterson 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 Patterson 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