Offer Ends Soon: Request a free copy of the police report by calling 877-925-1969 before time is up.
Talk to me, I'm lawyer Burt True. I will answer the phone and your questions. My law firm helps injured people recover money for their injuries. I focus on car and truck wrecks, serious personal-injury and death cases.
Fact Check: See inaccurate information in this story? Tell me in the comments.
Leyla I Dejong of Kansas City, MO was injured on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 12:08AM in Platte County, Missouri. Dejong is a 51-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 29 southbound at the 11.4 mile marker.
In the crash, Dejong was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS DRIVER 1 LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE 1 ON ICE COVERED ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 TRAVELLED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK THE CONCRETE MEDIAN BARRIER.
Dejong's injuries were moderate. Dejong was not taken to the hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Jeep driven by Dejong was total. It was removed by Express Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl E J Villanueva of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220083205 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $6.90 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 (blacked out).
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Dejong 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 Dejong 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