Melinda J Vanpelt of Kaiser, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 1st 2018 at 9:55 am in Callaway County, Missouri. Vanpelt is a 62-year-old woman.
In the crash, Vanpelt was a driver. The crash happened here: Missourinterstate 94 84 feet west of County Road 4000. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 HONDA CRV DRIVEN BY MELINDA VANPELT] TRAVELED OFF OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A DITCH AND OVERTURNED
Vanpelt's injuries were serious. Vanpelt was taken by Staff For Life to University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Honda CRV driven by Melinda Vanpelt was total. It was removed by Tow Pro.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper M A Dickens of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180063544 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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Vanpelt 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 Vanpelt 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