Anna N Smith of High Ridge, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 31st 2018 at 6:15 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Smith is a 22-year-old woman.
In the crash, Smith was a passenger. The crash happened here: Eastbound Highway 30 west of Valley Dell Drive. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU DRIVEN BY PATRICIA FARR] WAS IN LANE THREE AND VEHICLES #2 AND #3 WERE IN LANE TWO. DRIVERS 1 AND 2 SLOWED FOR A ELECTRIC TRAFFIC SIGNAL AHEAD. DRIVER 3 FAILED TO SLOW VEHICLE 3 [THE 2013 NISSAN MURANO DRIVEN BY BRENDA TROSTEL] FOR VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 MAZADA 3 DRIVEN BY STEVEN BLACK] AHEAD AND ATTEMPTED TO AVOID VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 MAZADA 3 DRIVEN BY STEVEN BLACK] BY STEERING VEHICLE 3 [THE 2013 NISSAN MURANO DRIVEN BY BRENDA TROSTEL] TO THE LEFT. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2013 NISSAN MURANO DRIVEN BY BRENDA TROSTEL] THEN STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 MAZADA 3 DRIVEN BY STEVEN BLACK]. VEHICLE 3 [THE 2013 NISSAN MURANO DRIVEN BY BRENDA TROSTEL] THEN CONTINUED, UNCONTROLLED, INTO LANE THREE AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 MAZADA 3 DRIVEN BY STEVEN BLACK] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU DRIVEN BY PATRICIA FARR]
Smith's injuries were minor. Smith was taken by North Jefferson Ambulance District to SSM Health St Clare Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Patricia Farr was minor. The damage to the 2008 Mazada 3 driven by Steven Black was moderate. It was removed by High Ridge Auto. The damage to the 2013 Nissan Murano driven by Brenda Trostel was none.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J D Procknow of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180062519 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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Smith 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 Smith 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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