Genera I Hodges of De Soto, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, June 19th 2018 at 8:10 am in Jefferson County, Missouri. Hodges is a 35-year-old woman.
In the crash, Hodges was a driver. The crash happened here: US 67 at Route CC. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 FORD EDGE DRIVEN BY ROBERT REEVES] WAS STOPPED IN THE LEFT LANE OF US 67 AT ROUTE CC. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 KIA OPTIMA DRIVEN BY GENERA HODGES] WAS STOPPED AT A RED ELECTRIC SIGNAL IN THE RIGHT LANE OF US 67 AT ROUTE CC. VEHICLE 3 [THE 1997 FORD MUSTANG DRIVEN BY SARA BRADFORD] WAS STOPPED DIRECTLY BEHIND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 KIA OPTIMA DRIVEN BY GENERA HODGES]. VEHICLE 4 [THE 2003 FORD F 350 DRIVEN BY GEORGE BEAVERS] WAS TRAVELING IN THE RIGHT LANE OF US 67 AND DRIVER 4 FAILED TO STOP. VEHICLE 4 [THE 2003 FORD F 350 DRIVEN BY GEORGE BEAVERS] STRUCK VEHICLES 3, 2 AND 1. ASSISTED BY CPL. J. S. WARREN (1175
Hodges's injuries were minor. Hodges was taken by Joachim Plattin Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Ford Edge driven by Robert Reeves was moderate. It was removed by Pippins Towing. The damage to the 2015 Kia Optima driven by Genera Hodges was extensive. It was also removed by Pippins Towing. The damage to the 1997 Ford Mustang driven by Sara Bradford was extensive. It was also removed by Pippins Towing. The damage to the 2003 Ford F 350 driven by George Beavers was extensive. It was also removed by Pippins Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T H Ellison of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180368664 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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Hodges 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 Hodges 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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