Melissa J Smith of Dearborn, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, February 14th 2018 at 8:02 pm in Platte County, Missouri. Smith is a 50-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Ramp from northbound Interstate 29 to MO 92.
In the crash, Smith was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 TOYOTA DRIVEN BY ANDREW BALL] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 HYUNDAI DRIVEN BY BRUCE GREEGG] WHILE IT WAS STOPPED AT A STOPLIGHT. ASSISTED BY PLATTE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Smith's injuries were minor. Smith was taken by EMS to St Lukes Barry Rd.
The police said the damage to the 2016 Hyundai driven by Bruce Greegg was minor. The damage to the 2006 Toyota driven by Andrew Ball was minor. It was removed by Express Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper S S Gates of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180091196 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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Smith 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 Smith 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