Cristina M Carlos of Cuba, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 29th 2018 at 6:56 pm in Crawford County, Missouri. Carlos is a 18-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 44 westbound at the 221.8 mile marker.
In the crash, Carlos was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS DRIVER 1 WAS DISTRACTED WITH HER CELL PHONE WHILE PASSING A TRACTOR TRAILER. DRIVER 1 OVERCORRECTED, VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 FORD EXPLORER DRIVEN BY CRISTINA CARLOS] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, OVERTURNED, CROSSED OVER THE NORTH SERVICE AND CAME TO REST
Carlos's injuries were minor. Carlos was taken by private vehicle to Missouri Baptist Hospital Sullivan, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Cristina Carlos was total. It was removed by Chucks Towing Sullivan Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J M Vanmeter of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180058337 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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Carlos 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 Carlos 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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