Michael A Hudson of Belleveille, Illinois was injured on Saturday, January 6th 2018 at 11:50 pm in St Charles County, Missouri. Hudson is a 36-year-old man.
In the crash, Hudson was a driver. The crash happened here: Eastbound Interstate 70 east of Fair Grounds Road. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 2 WAS STOPPED IN LANE 1 DUE TO A PREVIOUS ACCIDENT. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO KEEP PROPER LOOKOUT AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY MICHAEL HUDSON] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1996 GMC SONOMA DRIVEN BY KENNETH MASSEY]. ASSISTED BY TPR. J. E. LACY (313)
Hudson's injuries were moderate. Hudson was taken by St Charles County Ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital St. Charles.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by Michael Hudson was total. It was removed by A 1 Towing. The damage to the 1996 GMC Sonoma driven by Kenneth Massey was extensive. It was also removed by A 1 Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D L Bilyeu of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180012004 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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Hudson 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 Hudson 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