Michelle L Gilpin of Lathrop, Missouri was injured on Friday, June 29th 2018 at 3:15 pm in Clinton County, Missouri. Gilpin is a 49-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Southeast Atchison Road approximately 4 southeast of Plattsburg.
In the crash, Gilpin was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 FORD TARUS DRIVEN BY MICHELLE GILPIN] WAS NORTHBOUND AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 MITSUBISHI GALANT DRIVEN BY TRACY DOWNING] WAS SOUTHBOUND ON ATCHISON RD. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 MITSUBISHI GALANT DRIVEN BY TRACY DOWNING] TRAVELLED AROUND A CORNER, CROSSED THE CENTER OF THE ROADWAY, AND STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 FORD TARUS DRIVEN BY MICHELLE GILPIN] ON THE LEFT FRONT BUMPER. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 FORD TARUS DRIVEN BY MICHELLE GILPIN] CAME TO REST IN THE ROADWAY FACING NORTH AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 MITSUBISHI GALANT DRIVEN BY TRACY DOWNING] CAME TO REST IN THE ROADWAY FACING SOUTH. TPR. D.A. LANDI (684), PLATTSBURG FIRE, AND TRI-COUNTY AMBULANCE
Gilpin's injuries were moderate. Gilpin was taken by Tri County Ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Ford Tarus driven by Michelle Gilpin was extensive. It was removed by Sams. The damage to the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant driven by Tracy Downing was extensive.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal R A Sherman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180393413 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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Gilpin 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 Gilpin 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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