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Jamie A Waelterman of St. Louis, MO was injured on Monday, August 01, 2022 at 4:37PM in Franklin County, Missouri. Waelterman is a 19-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Route M south of Missouri 100.
In the crash, Waelterman was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 MADE A RIGHT TURN ONTO ROUTE M, FROM EASTBOUND MISSOURI 100, AND DRIVER 1 FAILED TO MAINTAIN PROPER LANE USAGE. VEHICLE 1 TRAVELED INTO VEHICLE 2’S LANE OF TRAFFIC AND STRUCK THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2.
Waelterman's injuries were moderate. Waelterman was taken by Meramec Ems to Mercy Hopstial Washington.
The police said the damage to the 1992 Toyota Camry driven by was total. It was removed by Taken By/To Sturms Towing. The damage to the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado driven by Ray was total. It was removed by Taken By/To Sturms.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl M K Halim of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220409126 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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Waelterman 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 Waelterman 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