Kelli A Murphy of Jackson, Missouri was injured on Sunday, January 28th 2018 at 5:20 am in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Murphy is a 24-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 55 northbound at the 19 mile marker.
In the crash, Murphy was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2017 HONDA ACCORD DRIVEN BY KELLI MURPHY] RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL. DAMAGE TO 30 FEET OF GUARDRAIL
Murphy's injuries were minor. Murphy was taken by ambulance to Southeast Healthcare.
The police said the damage to the 2017 Honda Accord driven by Kelli Murphy was extensive. It was removed by Winklers Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant M D Lynch of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180054758 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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Murphy 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 Murphy 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