Dena L Martin of Wentzville, Missouri was injured on Sunday, June 24th 2018 at 6:07 pm in St Charles County, Missouri. Martin is a 48-year-old woman.
In the crash, Martin was a driver. The crash happened here: Westbound Interstate 70 east of Lake St. Louis Boulevard. The police described the crash like this:
ALL VEHICLES WERE TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 70. DRIVERS 2 AND 3 SLOWED AND STOPPED IN TRAFFIC DUE TO A PREVIOUS ACCIDENT AHEAD. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO STOP AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 NISSAN ROGUE DRIVEN BY MICHELLE PRICE] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 NISSAN MAXIMA DRIVEN BY JOSE SOSA]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 NISSAN MAXIMA DRIVEN BY JOSE SOSA] WAS THEN PUSHED INTO THE REAR OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2014 GMC ACADIA DRIVEN BY DENA MARTIN]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 NISSAN MAXIMA DRIVEN BY JOSE SOSA] CONTINUED TO SKID, TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, AND STRUCK THE CONCRETE MEDIAN WALL. ASSISTED BY CPL. E. J. GRASLIE (811) AND TPR. J. L. HUGHES (879)
Martin's injuries were minor. Martin was taken by St Charles County Ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Nissan Rogue driven by Michelle Price was total. It was removed by Superior Towing. The damage to the 2008 Nissan Maxima driven by Jose Sosa was total. It was also removed by Superior Towing. The damage to the 2014 GMC Acadia driven by Dena Martin was minor. It was also removed by Superior Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J T Lukowski of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180382748 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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Martin 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 Martin 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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