Ellie G Taylor of Edwardsville, Illinois was injured on Sunday, July 8th 2018 at 8:07 am in Crawford County, Missouri. Taylor is a 19-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 44 eastbound at the 215.4 mile marker.
In the crash, Taylor was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 TOYOTA TACOMA DRIVEN BY CLAYTON JAKUL] TRAVELLED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, OVERCORRECTED CROSSING THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, OVERCORRECTING AGAIN CROSSING THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNING. AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 TOYOTA TACOMA DRIVEN BY CLAYTON JAKUL] WAS OVERTURNING THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 TOYOTA TACOMA DRIVEN BY CLAYTON JAKUL] JUMPED OUT OF THE VEHICLE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 TOYOTA TACOMA DRIVEN BY CLAYTON JAKUL] STRUCK THE GROUND AND CABLE BARRIER COMING TO REST ON TOP OF CABLES UPRIGHT FACING WESTBOUND IN THE MEDIAN. ASSISTED BY CRAWFORD COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES, BOURBON FIRE DEPARTMENT AND NORTH CRAWFORD COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT
Taylor's injuries were moderate. Taylor was taken by North Crawford County Ambulance District to Missouri Baptist Hospital Sullivan Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2001 Toyota Tacoma driven by Clayton Jakul was total. It was removed by Chucks Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper C M Barclay of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180415948 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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Taylor 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 Taylor 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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