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Kristen L Smith of Faucett, MO was injured on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 10:29PM in Buchanan County, Missouri. Smith is a 33-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: 5600 Block Lake Front Lane – St Joseph.
In the crash, Smith was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEH 1 WAS FLEEING FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT. VEH 1 TRAVELLED EASTBOUND ON LAKE FRONT LANE AND STRUCK VEH 2 DRIVER’S SIDE WHILE VEH 2 WAS PARKED. VEH 1 REVERSED AND STRUCK THE DRIVER’S SIDE OF VEH 3. VEH 1 FLED THE SCENE OF THE STOP TRAVELING NORTH ON INGERSOLL RD. VEH 2 CAME TO REST PARKED ON LAKE FRONT LANE. VEH 3 CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS FACING EAST. ASSISTED BY SGT R.P. DUDECK (516), AND BUCHANAN COUNTY SO.
Smith's injuries were moderate. Smith was taken by Buchanan County Ems. to Mosaic Life Care.
The police said the damage to the 2021 Ford Explorer driven by Annigan was minor. It was removed by Driven From Scene. The damage to the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Marti was total. It was removed by Towed By Collision Repair – St Joseph. The damage to the 2005 Ford Five Hundred driven by No driver was minor. It was removed by Secured At Residence.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr R A Allee of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220447667 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.
Smith 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 Smith 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