Melissa Shipman of Doniphan, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 8th 2018 at 7:25 am in Ripley County, Missouri. Shipman is a 9-year-old girl.
The crash happened here: US 160 – 5 miles west of Doniphan.
In the crash, Shipman was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY KELLY BREWER] WAS SLOWING FOR A TRACTOR TRAILER. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 GMC YUKON DRIVEN BY JENNIFER JOHANNSEN] STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY KELLY BREWER] IN THE REAR CAUSING VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY KELLY BREWER] TO TRAVEL OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, OVERTURN, AND STRIKE A TREE
Shipman’s injuries were minor. Shipman was taken by private conveyance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Kelly Brewer was total. It was removed by Randy’s Towing of Doniphan. The damage to the 2008 GMC Yukon driven by Jennifer Johannsen was total. It was also removed by Randy’s Towing of Doniphan.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal S K Talburt of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180078210 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Shipman 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 Shipman 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