Erica J Nieves of Blytheville, Arkansas was injured on Saturday, February 3rd 2018 at 11:40 pm in Pemiscot County, Missouri. Nieves is a 24-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 55 mile marker 13 6 miles north of Steele.
In the crash, Nieves was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 NISSAN 370 Z DRIVEN BY UNKNOWN UNKNOWN] STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 TOYOTA RAV 4 DRIVEN BY BRADLEY JOHNSON] IN THE REAR, CAUSING VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 TOYOTA RAV 4 DRIVEN BY BRADLEY JOHNSON] TO RUN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURN
Nieves's injuries were moderate. Nieves was taken by ambulance to Pemsicot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.
The police said the damage to the 2014 Nissan 370 Z driven by Unknown Unknown was total. It was removed by AAA. The damage to the 2009 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Bradley Johnson was total. It was removed by Ace Wrecker.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D L Dejournett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180069798 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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Nieves 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 Nieves 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