Natalee Watson of Hillsboro, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, February 13th 2018 at 5:05 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Watson is a 4-year-old girl.
In the crash, Watson was a pedestrian. The crash happened here: US 61 at east Miller Road. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER #1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON US 61, IN THE LEFT LANE. DRIVER #2 WAS STOPPED IN THE DRIVEWAY OF 4212 US 61, PREPARING TO TURN SOUTH ONTO US 61. DRIVER #3 WAS STOPPED ON EASTBOUND EAST MILLER ROAD AT US 61, PREPARING TO CROSS US 61 AND TRAVEL INTO THE DRIVEWAY OF 4212 US 61. DRIVER #2 BEGAN TRAVELING ACROSS US 61, IN FRONT OF VEHICLE #1. DRIVER #1 STEERED TO THE LEFT, IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID A COLLISION. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #3 STRUCK THE RIGHT SIDE OF VEHICLE #1. AFTER THE IMPACT, VEHICLE #1 WAS PUSHED OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD AND ONTO THE DRIVEWAY OF 4212 US 61. THE LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE #1 STRUCK THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #2. VEHICLE #1 CONTINUED SOUTH, OFF THE EAST SIDE OF US 61 AND STRUCK MULTIPLE PEDESTRIANS. AFTER IMPACT, THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #1 STRUCK A ROCK. VEHICLE #1 CAME TO REST, FACING SOUTH, OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD, AGAINST A ROCK. VEHICLE #2 CAME TO REST, FACING WEST, IN THE DRIVEWAY TO 4212 US 61. VEHICLE #3 CAME TO REST
Watson's injuries were minor. Watson was taken by Rock Township Amulance District to St. anthony’s Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado driven by Nathan Wisdom was extensive. It was removed by Leos Towing. The damage to the 2006 Ford F 150 driven by John Burgan was moderate. It was also removed by Leos Towing. The damage to the 1996 Dodge Dakota driven by Donald Fisher was moderate. It was also removed by Leos Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Magnan of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180088848 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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Watson 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 Watson 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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