Tyler D Patton of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Monday, July 9th 2018 at 4:10 pm in St Louis County, Missouri. Patton is a 22-year-old man.
In the crash, Patton was a passenger. The crash happened here: Northbound Interstate 170 south of Interstate 70. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 BEGAN TO BREAK AND STRUCK A UNKNOWN VEHICLE. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2002 BUICK LA SABRE DRIVEN BY ERIKA DAVIDSON] THEN STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 LEXUS RX 300 DRIVEN BY ALEXANDER PATTON]. THE UNKNOWN VEHICLE LEFT THE SCENE
Patton's injuries were minor. Patton was taken by Berkeley Fire Department to Barnes Jewish Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Lexus Rx 300 driven by Alexander Patton was minor. The damage to the 2002 Buick La Sabre driven by Erika Davidson was moderate.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper L A Dezner of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180419058 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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Patton 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 Patton 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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