Leon Johnson of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Friday, January 26th 2018 at 11:00 am in St Louis County, Missouri. Johnson is a 58-year-old man.
In the crash, Johnson was a driver. The crash happened here: Eastbound Interstate 70 at Lucas and Hunt Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL TRUCK DRIVEN BY LEON JOHNSON] WAS STOPPED IN A WORK ZONE WITH A CAUTIONARY SIGN TO MOVE OVER. DRIVER 1 ATTEMPTED TO GET IN FRONT OF A TRACTOR TRAILER IN LANE 2 AND VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 CHRYSLER 200 DRIVEN BY KALYN JONES] STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL TRUCK DRIVEN BY LEON JOHNSON]
Johnson's injuries were minor. Johnson was taken by Northeast Ambulance to SSM Health DePaul Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Chrysler 200 driven by Kalyn Jones was moderate. It was removed by Docs Towing. The damage to the 2005 International Truck driven by Leon Johnson was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B A Collins of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180050214 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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Johnson 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 Johnson 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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