Lauren B Cook of Pacific, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, July 18th 2018 at 4:20 pm in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Cook is a 21-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Route K at Forrester Drive.
In the crash, Cook was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2011 KIA FORTE DRIVEN BY LAUREN COOK] STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 JEEP PATRIOT DRIVEN BY CHERYL RICE], VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 JEEP PATRIOT DRIVEN BY CHERYL RICE] THEN STRUCK VEHICLE 3 [THE 2002 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY SUSAN CHISM]
Cook's injuries were serious. Cook was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau.
The police said the damage to the 2011 Kia Forte driven by Lauren Cook was extensive. It was removed by Yamnitz Jackson. The damage to the 2014 Jeep Patriot driven by Cheryl Rice was moderate. It was removed by Kosmetic Kar Dr Jackson. The damage to the 2002 Ford Taurus driven by Susan Chism was extensive.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper L G Haggett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180439161 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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Cook 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 Cook 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