Jason Phillips of Kennett, Missouri was injured on Saturday, February 24th 2018 at 7:54 am in New Madrid County, Missouri. Phillips is a 35-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 55 51.2 mile marker Southbound.
In the crash, Phillips was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
STATE PROPERTY DAMAGE. ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 DODGE NITRO DRIVEN BY SHYNYECE SMITH] TRAVELED OFF LEFT SIDE OF ROADWAY AND STRUCK CABLE BARRIER. VEHICLE 3 [THE 2009 PETERBILT DRIVEN BY THOMAS BUSBY] WAS SLOWING IN TRAFFIC AND WAS STRUCK IN THE REAR BY VEHICLE 4 [THE 2002 CADILLAC DEVILLE DRIVEN BY JASON PHILLIPS]. VEHICLE 4 [THE 2002 CADILLAC DEVILLE DRIVEN BY JASON PHILLIPS] THEN STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 JEEP CHEROKEE DRIVEN BY KELLY CLARK]. STATE PROPERY DAMAGE 14 FEET OF BARRIER CABLE AND 2 POSTS
Phillips's injuries were moderate. Phillips was taken to St. Francis Medical Center Cape Girardeau.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Dodge Nitro driven by Shynyece Smith was moderate. It was removed by Courtois Wrecker. The damage to the 2015 Jeep Cherokee driven by Kelly Clark was moderate. It was removed by J S H Wrecker. The damage to the 2009 Peterbilt driven by Thomas Busby was minor. The damage to the 2002 Cadillac Deville driven by Jason Phillips was total. It was also removed by J S H Wrecker.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper R D Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180109238 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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Phillips 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 Phillips 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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