Norris L Smith of Butler, Missouri was injured on Sunday, February 4th 2018 at 1:10 pm in Cass County, Missouri. Smith is a 59-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Sb Interstate 49 at 172.4 MM.
In the crash, Smith was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS DRVEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 FORD FOCUS DRIVEN BY NORRIS SMITH] LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 FORD FOCUS DRIVEN BY NORRIS SMITH] AND SLID OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRIKING A MEDIAN CABLE
Smith's injuries were minor. Smith was not taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The police said the damage to the 2014 Ford Focus driven by Norris Smith was total. It was removed by Js Southland Tow out of Raymore Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal T G Sims of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180070619 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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Smith 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 Smith 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