Franklin B Armstrong of Festus, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 at 8:30 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Armstrong is a 74-year-old man.
In the crash, Armstrong was a driver. The crash happened here: Westbound Victoria Road east of Haverstick School Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON VICTORIA ROAD. DRIVER #1 FELL ASLEEP. VEHICLE #1 CROSSED THE CENTER OF THE ROADWAY, TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD, AND STRUCK A TREE
Armstrong's injuries were serious. Armstrong was taken by Valle Ambulance District to St. anthony’s Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva driven by Franklin Armstrong was total. It was removed by Pippins Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper C W Cherry of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180003370 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 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 or blacked out.
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Armstrong 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 Armstrong 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.
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