Latifa K Phelps of Bartlett, Tennessee was injured on Monday, June 18th 2018 at 9:36 pm in Buchanan County, Missouri. Phelps is a 28-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: I29 Sb at 37.8 MM – approximately 5 miles S of St. Joseph.
In the crash, Phelps was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER DRIVEN BY LATIFA PHELPS] WAS TRAVELLING SOUTHBOUND BEHIND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FORD ECONOLINE E 350 DRIVEN BY EDWARD STOCKTON] ON I29. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER DRIVEN BY LATIFA PHELPS] ATTEMPTED TO PASS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FORD ECONOLINE E 350 DRIVEN BY EDWARD STOCKTON] AND STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FORD ECONOLINE E 350 DRIVEN BY EDWARD STOCKTON] JUST PRIOR TO PASSING IT. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER DRIVEN BY LATIFA PHELPS] BEGAN TO SKID AND WENT OFF THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL, AND RETURNED TO THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER DRIVEN BY LATIFA PHELPS] CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS IN THE DRIVING LANE FACING SOUTH. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 FORD ECONOLINE E 350 DRIVEN BY EDWARD STOCKTON] CAME TO A CONTROLLED STOP ON ITS WHEELS ON THE WEST SHOULDER FACING SOUTH. ASSISTED BY SGT. C.B, ROOT (1257), AND BUCHANAN COUNTY EMS
Phelps's injuries were moderate. Phelps was taken by EMS to Mosaic Life Care.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Latifa Phelps was extensive. It was removed by Sauters. The damage to the 2017 Ford Econoline E 350 driven by Edward Stockton was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D W Jehnzen of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180369232 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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Phelps 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 Phelps 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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