Michaela A Brown of Fenton, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 29th 2018 at 8:16 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Brown is a 16-year-old girl.
In the crash, Brown was a passenger. The crash happened here: Southbound Missouri Route 141 at Romaine Creek Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 FORD FREESTAR DRIVEN BY OTIS FOSTER III] WAS TRAVELING IN THE LEFT LANE OF SOUTHBOUND MO-141, APPROACHING ROMAINE CREEK ROAD. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1984 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CLASSIC DRIVEN BY CHAZ AYRES] WAS STOPPED AT THE INTERSECTION MO-141 AND ROMAINE CREEK ROAD, PREPARING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO NORTHBOUND MO-141. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1984 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CLASSIC DRIVEN BY CHAZ AYRES] WAS YIELDING TO ONCOMING TRAFFIC, WHEN DRIVER 1 FAILED TO STOP FOR A STEADY RED ELECTRIC SIGNAL. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 FORD FREESTAR DRIVEN BY OTIS FOSTER III] STRUCK THE LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1984 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CLASSIC DRIVEN BY CHAZ AYRES]. ASSISTED BY TPR. Z. D. CHAPMAN (412)
Brown's injuries were serious. Brown was taken by Rock Township Ambulance to St. anthony’s Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2004 Ford Freestar driven by Otis Foster Iii was total. It was removed by Miners Towing. The damage to the 1984 Chevrolet Caprice Classic driven by Chaz Ayres was total. It was also removed by Miners Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T H Elliston of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180058408 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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Brown 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 Brown 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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