Valla L Bethel of Wentzville, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 30th 2018 at 1:10 pm in St Charles County, Missouri. Bethel is a 32-year-old woman.
In the crash, Bethel was a driver. The crash happened here: Eastbound 64 east of Highway DD. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE DRIVEN BY JUNE GIEDINGHAGEN] SLOWED FOR TRAFFIC AHEAD AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT DRIVEN BY VALLA BETHEL] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE DRIVEN BY JUNE GIEDINGHAGEN]
Bethel's injuries were minor. Bethel was taken by private conveyance to Private Physician.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by June Giedinghagen was minor. The damage to the 2014 Volkswagen Passat driven by Valla Bethel was extensive. It was removed by Crash City.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal A M Coval of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180058913 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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Bethel 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 Bethel 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