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Megan R Przygoda of De Soto, MO was injured on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 10:40AM in Jefferson County, Missouri. Przygoda is a 33-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: US 61/67 at Marble Springs Rd.
In the crash, Przygoda was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING IN LANE 1 OF US 61 NORTHBOUND, SOUTH OF MARBLE SPRINGS ROAD, WITH EMERGENCY LIGHTS ACTIVE. VEHICLE 2 WAS TRAVELING ON US 61 SOUTHBOUND, NORTH OF MARBLE SPRINGS ROAD. DRIVER 2 BEGAN TO SLOW, AND STEERED TO THE RIGHT TO YIELD TO VEHICLE 1. DRIVER 1 TURNED LEFT ONTO MARBLE SPRINGS ROAD, INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 2. THE FRONT END OF VEHICLE 2 STRUCK THE RIGHT SIDE OF VEHICLE 1. VEHICLE 1 BEGAN ROTATING CLOCKWISE. VEHICLE 2 TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. ASSISTED BY CPL. T. ELLISTON (763)
Przygoda's injuries were moderate. Przygoda was taken by Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
The police said the damage to the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Ruch was moderate. It was removed by Towed By/To Mccains Towing. The damage to the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado driven by Norton was total. It was removed by Towed By/To Mccains Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr D Crowell of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220378147 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).
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Przygoda 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 Przygoda 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