Makii E Washington-Perry of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 22nd 2018 at 5:09 pm in St Louis City County, Missouri. Washington-Perry is a 12-year-old boy.
In the crash, Washington-Perry was a passenger. The crash happened here: Northbound Interstate 55 south of Interstate 64. The police described the crash like this:
ALL VEHICLES WERE TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 55. VEHICLES 2, 3, AND 4 WERE STOPPED FOR CONGESTED TRAFFIC AHEAD. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO STOP AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY TREVOR HUNTER] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY DRIVEN BY DAMIZIEA PERRY]. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY DRIVEN BY DAMIZIEA PERRY] WAS PUSHED INTO THE REAR OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN BY TRAVIS PORTER]. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN BY TRAVIS PORTER] WAS PUSHED INTO THE REAR OF VEHICLE 4 [THE 2012 JEEP LIBERTY DRIVEN BY JEFFREY GILES]. ASSISTED BY TPR. B. P. WAASO (1452) AND ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN POLICE
Washington-Perry's injuries were minor. Washington-Perry was taken by St Louis Fire Department to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Ford Taurus driven by Trevor Hunter was minor. The damage to the 1998 Toyota Camry driven by Damiziea Perry was moderate. It was removed by St Louis Metropolitan Towing. The damage to the 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by Travis Porter was moderate. The damage to the 2012 Jeep Liberty driven by Jeffrey Giles was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J A Kuczka of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180041539 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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Washington-Perry 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 Washington-Perry 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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