Susan J Laird of Dittmer, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, February 13th 2018 at 3:50 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Laird is a 61-year-old woman.
In the crash, Laird was a driver. The crash happened here: M0 30 at Melody Hill Dr. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER #1 SLOWED VEHICLE #1 AND PROCEEDED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO MELODY HILL DRIVE. VEHICLE #1 TRAVELED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE #2 AND THE FRONT CENTER OF VEHICLE #2 STRUCK THE FRONT RIGHT OF VEHICLE #1. VEHICLE #1 THEN ROTATED COUNTER CLOCKWISE AND TRAVELED PARTIALLY OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE #1 RETURNED TO THE ROADWAY AND CAME TO REST. VEHICLE #2 SLID OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF MISSOURI 30
Laird's injuries were minor. Laird was taken to St. Clare Health Center.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Honda Accord driven by Donald Hobert was total. It was removed by Northwest Towing. The damage to the 2010 Ford F 150 driven by Susan Laird was extensive. It was also removed by Northwest Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Master Sergeant Williams of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180088661 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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Laird 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 Laird 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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