Denyse C Bateman of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 29th 2018 at 5:20 pm in St Louis City County, Missouri. Bateman is a 19-year-old woman.
In the crash, Bateman was a driver. The crash happened here: Westbound Interstate 44 at Washington Avenue. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLES 1 AND 2 WERE TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 44, NEAR WASHINGTON AVENUE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE DRIVEN BY DENYSE BATEMAN] WAS SLOWING AS TRAFFIC WAS COMING TO A STOP. DRIVER 2 FAILED TO SLOW AND FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 KIA SORENTO DRIVEN BY JOHN RABEN] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE DRIVEN BY DENYSE BATEMAN]
Bateman's injuries were minor. Bateman was taken by private conveyance to SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1998 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Denyse Bateman was minor. The damage to the 2008 Kia Sorento driven by John Raben was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper R P Mahoney of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180058149 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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Bateman 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 Bateman 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