Pamela M Thomas of Florissant, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 8th 2018 at 9:20 am in St Louis City County, Missouri. Thomas is a 30-year-old woman.
In the crash, Thomas was a driver. The crash happened here: Westbound Interstate 70 east of west Florissant Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLES 1, 2 AND 3 SLOWED FOR TRAFFIC AHEAD. VEHICLE 4 [THE 1999 GMC YUKON DRIVEN BY ERNEST SUGGS] FAILED TO SLOW AND STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2017 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY PAMELA THOMAS]. VEHICLE 3 [THE 2017 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY PAMELA THOMAS] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY COREY BROWNE] AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY COREY BROWNE] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 FORD ESCAPE DRIVEN BY MADELINE KUHNE]. ASSISTED BY TPR D A CROWELL (414
Thomas's injuries were minor. Thomas was taken by St Louis Metro EMS to Christian northeast Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Ford Escape driven by Madeline Kuhne was minor. The damage to the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Corey Browne was minor. The damage to the 2017 Nissan Altima driven by Pamela Thomas was extensive. It was removed by Roadside for Tow. The damage to the 1999 GMC Yukon driven by Ernest Suggs was moderate.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal D L Braynard of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180078175 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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Thomas 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 Thomas 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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