Latricia D Garcia of Columbia, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 8th 2018 at 2:05 pm in Callaway County, Missouri. Garcia is a 48-year-old woman.
In the crash, Garcia was a driver. The crash happened here: Route HH 0,.2 miles north of County Road 221. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY RICHARD TEEL] ATTEMPTED TO OVERTAKE VEHICLE 2 [THE 1994 CHEVROLET MAIL TRUCK DRIVEN BY LATRICIA GARCIA]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1994 CHEVROLET MAIL TRUCK DRIVEN BY LATRICIA GARCIA] WAS TURNING LEFT AND VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY RICHARD TEEL] SIDE-SWIPED VEHICLE 2 [THE 1994 CHEVROLET MAIL TRUCK DRIVEN BY LATRICIA GARCIA]
Garcia's injuries were minor. Garcia was taken by Callaway EMS to Fulton Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Ford F 150 driven by Richard Teel was moderate. It was removed by Tom Steves Towing Fulton Mo. The damage to the 1994 Chevrolet Mail Truck driven by Latricia Garcia was moderate. It was removed by Approved Automotive Fulton Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal J W Turner of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180079127 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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Garcia 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 Garcia 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.
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