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Stephanie L Payne of Florissant, MO was injured on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:13PM in St. Louis County, Missouri. Payne is a 46-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: northbound Interstate 270 north of Dorsett Rd.
In the crash, Payne was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 WAS FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY AND FAILED TO KEEP A PROPER LOOKOUT. THE FRONT LEFT OF VEHICLE 1 STRUCK THE REAR RIGHT OF VEHICLE 2. VEHICLE 2 BEGAN TO SLIDE, TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, AND STRUCK THE CONCRETE MEDIAN BARRIER. VEHICLE 1 BEGAN TO SLIDE, THE LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE 1 STRUCK THE RIGHT SIDE OF VEHICLE 3. VEHICLE 3 BEGAN TO SLIDE. THE LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE 3 STRUCK THE RIGHT SIDE OF VEHICLE 4. VEHICLE 4 SLID INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 6. THE FRONT RIGHT OF VEHICLE 6 STRUCK THE REAR, LEFT OF VEHICLE 4. VEHICLE 4 CONTINUED TO SLIDE AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 4 STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 5. ASSISTED BY TPR. M. G. BENNETT (276)
Payne's injuries were moderate. Payne was taken by Pattonville Fire Protection District to Ssm Health Depaul Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Babbs was total. It was removed by Towed By/To Mcnamaras Towing. The damage to the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Schultz was total. It was removed by Towed By/To Mcnamaras Towing. The damage to the 2003 Honda Element driven by Joste was total. It was removed by Towed By/To Mcnamaras Towing. The damage to the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Payne was total. It was removed by Towed By/To Mcnamaras Towing. The damage to the 2017 Honda Accord driven by Hogan was total. It was removed by Towed By/To Mcnamaras Towing. The damage to the Unknown Red Vehicle driven by Unknown was -. It was removed by Left The Scene Of The Crash.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr M Lang and Fto Cpl Z C Kral of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220242649 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.
Payne 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 Payne 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