Tricia A Allen of St Peters, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 31st 2018 at 7:55 am in St Charles County, Missouri. Allen is a 48-year-old woman.
In the crash, Allen was a driver. The crash happened here: Westbound Missouri 94 east of Florence Drive. The police described the crash like this:
THE CRASH OCCURRED AS ALL FIVE VEHICLES WERE TRAVELING WEST ON MISSOURI 94 IN LANE 1. VEHICLE #1 WAS BEHIND VEHICLE #2, VEHICLE #2 WAS BEHIND VEHICLE #3, VEHICLE #3 WAS BEHIND VEHICLE #4 AND VEHICLE #4 WAS BEHIND VEHICLE #5. VEHICLE #5 STOPPED FOR TRAFFIC AHEAD. DRIVER #4 FAILED TO STOP IN TIME AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #4 STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE #5 AS VEHICLE #5 BEGAN MOVING FORWARD AGAIN. VEHICLE #2 SLOWED AND VEHICLE #3 STOPPED. VEHICLE #1 DID NOT STOP IN TIME AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #1 STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE #2, CAUSING THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #2 TO STRIKE THE REAR OF VEHICLE #3 AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #3 TO STRIKE THE REAR OF VEHICLE #4. ASSISTED BY TPR. E.M. REYNOSO (768) AND TPR. P.T. HARMS (1133
Allen's injuries were minor. Allen was taken by private conveyance to Barnes Jewish Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2017 Ford Focus driven by Donna Singleton was moderate. It was removed by A and a Towing. The damage to the 2004 Hyundai Sante Fe driven by Charles Patterson was moderate. It was also removed by A and a Towing. The damage to the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Tricia Allen was moderate. It was also removed by A and a Towing. The damage to the 2002 Ford Escape driven by Erica Johnson was minor. It was also removed by A and a Towing. The damage to the 2017 Honda Pilot driven by Carmen Wilson was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal S M Kaden of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180060991 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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Allen 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 Allen 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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