Kassidee D Hess of Vandalia, Missouri was injured on Sunday, February 11th 2018 at 8:50 pm in Pike County, Missouri. Hess is a 18-year-old woman.
In the crash, Hess was a driver. The crash happened here: Pike County Road 20 north of Pike County Road 21. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON PIKE COUNTY ROAD 20 TOO FAST FOR THE SLICK ROADWAY CONDITIONS. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 PONTIAC G 6 DRIVEN BY KASSIDEE HESS] TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A UTILITY POLE. ASSISTED BY PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Hess's injuries were minor. Hess was taken by Pike County Ambulance District to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital Lake St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Pontiac G 6 driven by Kassidee Hess was extensive. It was removed by Toed Scotts Auto Repair Vandalia.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper A J Mayer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180085657 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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Hess 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 Hess 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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