Chave L May of Saint Joseph, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 17th 2018 at 8:12 am in Buchanan County, Missouri. May is a 33-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Intersection of Noyes St and Jules St- City Limits of St Joseph.
In the crash, May was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 CHEVROLET TAHOE DRIVEN BY CHAVE MAY] WAS TRAVELLING NORTHBOUND ON NOYES. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 DODGE CARAVAN DRIVEN BY BRYAN FISHER] WAS TRAVELLING EASTBOUND ON JULES. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 DODGE CARAVAN DRIVEN BY BRYAN FISHER] HAD A GREEN LIGHT AND IN THE INTERSECTION OF NOYES AND JULES. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO STOP FOR A RED LIGHT IN THE INTERSECTION. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 CHEVROLET TAHOE DRIVEN BY CHAVE MAY] STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 DODGE CARAVAN DRIVEN BY BRYAN FISHER] IN THE FRONT RIGHT CAUSING VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 DODGE CARAVAN DRIVEN BY BRYAN FISHER] TO ROTATE AND SLIDE OFF THE ROADWAY STRIKING A TRAFFIC SIGNAL POLE. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 DODGE CARAVAN DRIVEN BY BRYAN FISHER] CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS FACING SOUTHEAST. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 CHEVROLET TAHOE DRIVEN BY CHAVE MAY] CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS FACING SOUTHEAST. ASSISTED BY TPR. V.F. SELSOR (860), TPR. D.W. JEHNZEN (722) ,SJPD AND SJFD
May's injuries were minor. May was taken by Buchanan County EMS to Mosaic Life Care.
The police said the damage to the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Chave May was moderate. It was removed by R W Towing. The damage to the 2016 Dodge Caravan driven by Bryan Fisher was extensive. It was also removed by R W.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant C B Root of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180029775 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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May 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 May 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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