Chyanna M Black of Ste Genevieve, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 15th 2018 at 6:45 am in Ste Genevieve County, Missouri. Black is a 17-year-old girl.
In the crash, Black was a driver. The crash happened here: Route O south of Interstate 55. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 MAZDA 3 DRIVEN BY CHYANNA BLACK] WAS TRAVELING NORTH ON ROUTE O, SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 55. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 MAZDA 3 DRIVEN BY CHYANNA BLACK] TRAVELED PARTIALLY OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. DRIVER 1 OVERCORRECTED TO THE LEFT. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 MAZDA 3 DRIVEN BY CHYANNA BLACK] RETURNED TO THE ROAD. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 MAZDA 3 DRIVEN BY CHYANNA BLACK] THEN CROSSED THE CENTER OF THE ROAD, TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A STREET SIGN. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 MAZDA 3 DRIVEN BY CHYANNA BLACK] OVERTURNED ONTO ITS RIGHT SIDE
Black's injuries were minor. Black was taken by Ste Genevieve County Ambulance to Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Mazda 3 driven by Chyanna Black was extensive. It was removed by Stuppys Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper R P Mahoney of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180091610 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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Black 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 Black 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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