Paula M Johnson of Hillsboro, Missouri was injured on Monday, February 12th 2018 at 3:50 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Johnson is a 68-year-old woman.
In the crash, Johnson was a passenger. The crash happened here: Northbound Missouri 21 north of Castle Ranch Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING ON NORTHBOUND MISSOURI 21. VEHICLE #2 WAS STOPPED IN A DRIVEWAY OFF THE NORTHBOUND SIDE OF MISSOURI 21, FACING EAST. THIS CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #2 BEGAN BACKING INTO THE NORTHBOUND LANE OF MISSOURI 21. DRIVER #1 STEERED LEFT IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID VEHICLE #2, BUT THE LEFT REAR CORNER OF VEHICLE #2 STRUCK THE DRIVER’S SIDE OF VEHICLE #1
Johnson's injuries were minor. Johnson was taken by Valle Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
The police said the damage to the 2011 Ford Taurus driven by Dennis Poncet was moderate. It was removed by Haberberger Towing. The damage to the 2004 Dodge 1500 driven by Steven Burleson was moderate.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal C D Gullett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180086842 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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Johnson 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 Johnson 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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