Melissa A Coulson of Paw Paw, Michigan was injured on Wednesday, February 14th 2018 at 10:32 pm in Pike County, Missouri. Coulson is a 52-year-old woman.
In the crash, Coulson was a driver. The crash happened here: Highway 54 east of Old Highway 54. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 CHEVROLET TRACKER DRIVEN BY MELISSA COULSON] WAS TRAVELING WEST ON U.S. 54. DRIVER 1 AND PASSENGER 1 SUFFERED A MEDICAL CONDITION DUE TO A VEHICLE DEFECT. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 CHEVROLET TRACKER DRIVEN BY MELISSA COULSON] TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND IMPACTED AN EMBANKMENT
Coulson's injuries were serious. Coulson was taken by Air Evac Life Team to Blessing Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Chevrolet Tracker driven by Melissa Coulson was minor. It was removed by Mid America Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper N A Cockrum of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180091390 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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Coulson 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 Coulson 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.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol