Mary R Anderson of St Joseph, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, February 21st 2018 at 7:15 am in Buchanan County, Missouri. Anderson is a 52-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Route V, 6 miles south of St. Joseph.
In the crash, Anderson was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 BUICK LESABRE DRIVEN BY MARY ANDERSON] WAS SOUTHBOUND ON ICE COVERED ROADWAY AND CROSSED CENTER LINE. DRIVER 1 OVER CORRECTED AND VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 BUICK LESABRE DRIVEN BY MARY ANDERSON] TRAVELED OFF OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 BUICK LESABRE DRIVEN BY MARY ANDERSON] OVER TURNED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE COMING TO REST ON ITS TOP, FACING NORTH, OFF OF THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. ASSISTED BY CPL. K.A. SCHMUTZLER (1116), TPR. C.M. DOLLARD (504) AND THE BUCHANAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Anderson's injuries were moderate. Anderson was taken by Buchanan County Ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.
The police said the damage to the 2004 Buick Lesabre driven by Mary Anderson was total. It was removed by Sauters in St Joseph.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal R P Dudeck of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180103626 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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Anderson 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 Anderson 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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