Katherine L Hembree of Festus, Missouri was injured on Monday, July 16th 2018 at 7:55 am in Washington County, Missouri. Hembree is a 27-year-old woman.
In the crash, Hembree was a driver. The crash happened here: Route E north of Radio Station Road. The police described the crash like this:
A VEHICLE WAS STOPPED IN THE NORTHBOUND LANES WAITING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN. DRIVER 2 FAILED TO NOTICE THE STOPPED VEHICLE AND ATTEMPTED TO STOP. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2000 DODGE RAM 3500 DRIVEN BY ALLEN MERCER] SLID INTO THE SOUTHBOUND LANE AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2000 DODGE RAM 3500 DRIVEN BY ALLEN MERCER] STRUCK THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA DRIVEN BY KATHERINE HEMBREE]
Hembree's injuries were minor. Hembree was taken by Washington County Ambulance District to Washington County Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Katherine Hembree was extensive. It was removed by Elliotts Towing. The damage to the 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 driven by Allen Mercer was moderate. It was also removed by Elliotts Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B J Lueckenhoff of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180433948 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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Hembree 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 Hembree 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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