Elijah R Lopez-Jimenez of Oak Grove, Missouri was injured on Sunday, February 4th 2018 at 9:38 pm in Jackson County, Missouri. Lopez-Jimenez is a 18-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Northbound Route F, 92 feet south of J.w. Cummins Road.
In the crash, Lopez-Jimenez was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1990 BUICK ELECTRA DRIVEN BY ELIJAH LOPEZ-JIMENEZ] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A UTILITY POLE. ASSISTED BY SGT R.S. SMITH /691
Lopez-Jimenez's injuries were minor. Lopez-Jimenez was taken by Central Jackson County EMS to Centerpoint Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 1990 Buick Electra driven by Elijah Lopez-Jimenez was total. It was removed by Ervin Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper A A Engelhart of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180072099 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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Lopez-Jimenez 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 Lopez-Jimenez 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