Jeremy R Hartwell Jr. of Harrisonville, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 at 12:45 pm in Cass County, Missouri. Hartwell Jr. is a 17-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: 252nd Street 1/10 of a mile east of Peculiar Drive.
In the crash, Hartwell Jr. was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
THIS CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON 252ND STREET. DRIVER #1 BEGAN TO LOSE CONTROL ON THE GRAVEL ROADWAY. VEHICLE #1 BEGAN TO SKID, AND TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE #1 STRUCK A TREE, AT WHICH TIME DRIVER #1 WAS EJECTED THROUGH THE DRIVER’S SIDE WINDOW. VEHICLE #1 RETURNED TO THE ROADWAY, CONTINUED TO SKID, AND CAME TO AN UNCONTROLLED FINAL REST IN THE EASTBOUND LANES, FACING NORTHWEST. ASSISTED BY TPR G.B. WRIGHT (1230) WEST PECULIAR FIRE AND SOUTH METRO FIRE
Hartwell Jr.'s injuries were minor. Hartwell Jr. was taken by private Transport to Cass Regional Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 1989 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Mason Swigart was total. It was removed by Johnson Tow out of Harrisonville.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J C Ewing of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180002474 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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Hartwell Jr. 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 Hartwell Jr. 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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