Joseph E Schenk of Winfield, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 at 8:08 am in Lincoln County, Missouri. Schenk is a 21-year-old man.
In the crash, Schenk was a driver. The crash happened here: Route EE north of Highway 47. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 1996 FORD E 350 DRIVEN BY JOSEPH SCHENK] WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON ROUTE EE. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1999 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY TRACY BROCK] WAS STALLED ON ROUTE EE. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 1996 FORD E 350 DRIVEN BY JOSEPH SCHENK] STRUCK REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1999 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY TRACY BROCK]. ASSISTED BY TPR. N.A. COCKRUM (179) AND THE LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
Schenk's injuries were moderate. Schenk was taken by Lincoln County EMS to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital St Charles.
The police said the damage to the 1996 Ford E 350 driven by Joseph Schenk was total. It was removed by B and B Towing. The damage to the 1999 Ford F 250 driven by Tracy Brock was total. It was also removed by B and B Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper A T Borgic of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180001898 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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Schenk 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 Schenk 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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