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Lateara D Martin of Bonne Terre, MO was injured on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 11:40PM in Perry County, Missouri. Martin is a 32-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Route T east of Silver Lake.
In the crash, Martin was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON ROUTE T. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE TO THE LEFT. VEHICLE 1 TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED. ASSISTED BY MSGT. W. B. SEVIER (1229).
Martin's injuries were moderate. Martin was taken by Perry County Ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau,.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Dodge Durango driven by Johnson was total. It was removed by Towed To/By Perry County Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr M E Mitchell of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220401824 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.
Martin 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 Martin 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