Angela R Elmendorf of Wentzville, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 22nd 2018 at 8:01 am in St Charles County, Missouri. Elmendorf is a 35-year-old woman.
In the crash, Elmendorf was a driver. The crash happened here: Eastbound Interstate 70 east of Belleau Creek Road. The police described the crash like this:
BOTH VEHICLES WERE EASTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 70. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 CHEVROLET CRUZE DRIVEN BY JORDAN HENKE] WAS TRAVELING BEHIND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 HYUNDAI SANTA FE DRIVEN BY ANGELA ELMENDORF] IN LANE 1. DRIVER 2 SLOWED FOR TRAFFIC AHEAD. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO NOTICE VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 HYUNDAI SANTA FE DRIVEN BY ANGELA ELMENDORF]. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 CHEVROLET CRUZE DRIVEN BY JORDAN HENKE] THEN STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 HYUNDAI SANTA FE DRIVEN BY ANGELA ELMENDORF]. ASSISTED BY TPR. P. T. HARMS (1133)
Elmendorf's injuries were minor. Elmendorf was taken by private conveyance to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital St. Charles.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Jordan Henke was extensive. It was removed by Superior Towing. The damage to the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Angela Elmendorf was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J L Hughes of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180040304 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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Elmendorf 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 Elmendorf 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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