Tosha A Ford of Caruthersville, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, July 11th 2018 at 7:55 pm in Pemiscot County, Missouri. Ford is a 26-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: US 412 2 miles west of Hayti.
In the crash, Ford was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 CADILLAC COUP DE VILLE DRIVEN BY KERRY CROSBY] PULLED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 FREIGHTLINER DRIVEN BY STEFAN NAUNCHEVSKI]. VEH2 STRUCK VEH1 IN THE PASSENGER SIDE THEN RAN OFF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED
Ford's injuries were serious. Ford was taken by Helicopter to Regional one Health Care in Memphis.
The police said the damage to the 2001 Cadillac Coup De Ville driven by Kerry Crosby was total. It was removed by Ace Wrecker of Hayti. The damage to the 2006 Freightliner driven by Stefan Naunchevski was total. It was also removed by Ace Wrecker of Hayti.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Missouri Highway Patrol Major Crash Investigation Unit (MCIU) responded to this crash. Each member of the MCIU is a certified crash reconstructionist. Courts consider them experts in traffic crash investigations. They produce an accident reconstruction report—a detailed document with calculations, photographs, and witness statements—that may cost $100 or more. Corporal D L Dejournett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180423827 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Ford 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 Ford 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.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol