Kimberly K Bennett of Puxico, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 29th 2018 at 9:20 am in Stoddard County, Missouri. Bennett is a 48-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Route K 2 miles east of MO 51.
In the crash, Bennett was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 JEEP PATRIOT DRIVEN BY KIMBERLY BENNETT] RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, BECAME AIRBORNE AND STRUCK A TREE
Bennett's injuries were minor. Bennett was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau.
The police said the damage to the 2009 Jeep Patriot driven by Kimberly Bennett was extensive. It was removed by Roadside.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J K Brooks of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180057057 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Bennett 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 Bennett 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