Janette L Batts of Orrick, Missouri was injured on Saturday, February 3rd 2018 at 4:05 pm in Jackson County, Missouri. Batts is a 62-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Eb MO 210, just west of 291.
In the crash, Batts was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 FORD FOCUS DRIVEN BY JANETTE BATTS] STOPPED FOR A RED LIGHT AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 DODGE RAM 3500 DRIVEN BY AARON WIMPFHEIMER] WAS UNABLE TO STOP IN TIME AND STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 FORD FOCUS DRIVEN BY JANETTE BATTS]. ASSISTED BY SGT. R. S. SMITH /691/ AND SGT. W. E. OLIVER /1247
Batts's injuries were minor. Batts was taken by Fort Osage to North Kansas City Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2016 Ford Focus driven by Janette Batts was extensive. It was removed by GT Tow Service. The damage to the 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 driven by Aaron Wimpfheimer was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper A D Lindgren of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180068961 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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Batts 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 Batts 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