Stephanie M Shanahan of Sullivan, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, July 4th 2018 at 7:00 am in Franklin County, Missouri. Shanahan is a 28-year-old woman.
In the crash, Shanahan was a pedestrian. The crash happened here: Interstate 44 Eb 257mm. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 2 [THE 1999 DODGE DAKOTA DRIVEN BY ALAN OLGE] WAS PARKED ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF THE INTERSTATE. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO MAINTAIN HIS LANE CAUSING THE FRONT RIGHT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER DRIVEN BY NICHOLAS MEIER] TO STRIKE THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1999 DODGE DAKOTA DRIVEN BY ALAN OLGE]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1999 DODGE DAKOTA DRIVEN BY ALAN OLGE] THEN PUSHED FORWARD INTO PEDESTRIAN 1. ASSISTED BY CPL E.R. KESSLER (890), AND PACIFIC PD
Shanahan's injuries were serious. Shanahan was taken by Meramec Ambulance to Mercy Hospital St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Chrysler Pt Cruiser driven by Nicholas Meier was moderate. It was removed by Big Boys Towing. The damage to the 1999 Dodge Dakota driven by Alan Olge was extensive. It was also removed by Big Boys Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D C Highley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180404946 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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Shanahan 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 Shanahan 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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