Shirley A Mata of Kearney, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 30th 2018 at 4:20 pm in Clay County, Missouri. Mata is a 57-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: I 35 northbound at the 16.6 mile Maker.
In the crash, Mata was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS BOTH VEHICLES WERE NORTHBOUND ON I 35. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 CHEVROLET DRIVEN BY DONNA DICKEY] WAS SLOWING DUE TO TRAFFIC CONGESTION. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER DRIVEN BY SHIRLEY MATA] OVERTOOK AND STRUCK THE REAR OF VEH 2
Mata's injuries were minor. Mata was taken by Liberty EMS to Liberty Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Ford Explorer driven by Shirley Mata was moderate. It was removed by Integrity Tow. The damage to the 2017 Chevrolet driven by Donna Dickey was extensive. It was removed by Platinum Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B N Marquart of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180060029 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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Mata 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 Mata 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