Christopher A Smith of Florissant, Missouri was injured on Thursday, July 12th 2018 at 3:15 am in St Charles County, Missouri. Smith is a 40-year-old man.
In the crash, Smith was a passenger. The crash happened here: Southbound US 67 south of Riverlands Way. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY REASHANDRA MANGRUM] WAS STRUCK BY A MAROON TRUCK THAT THEN LEFT THE SCENE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY REASHANDRA MANGRUM] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK 2 TREES
Smith's injuries were moderate. Smith was taken by Christian Hospital EMS to SSM Health DePaul Hosptial.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Ford F 150 driven by Reashandra Mangrum was total. It was removed by Cardinal Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B G Groves of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180424264 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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Smith 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 Smith 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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