Neal Chase of Ft Collins, Colorado was injured on Saturday, January 6th 2018 at 4:30 pm in Boone County, Missouri. Chase is a 51-year-old man.
In the crash, Chase was a driver. The crash happened here: I70 eastbound at Rangeline Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 MAZDA 3 DRIVEN BY NEAL CHASE] INVOLVED IN A PURSUIT. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 MAZDA 3 DRIVEN BY NEAL CHASE] STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS DRIVEN BY MICHAEL THOMAS] WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PASS ON SHOULDER. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS DRIVEN BY MICHAEL THOMAS] WAS PUSHED INTO THE TRAILER BEING TOWED BY VEHICLE 3 [THE 2014 FORD F 350 DRIVEN BY WESLEY JENNINGS]. ASSISTED BY TPR B. L. HARRIS (700), SGT R. D. KYLE (562), TPR G. T. JOHNSON (734), TPR G. A. AYRES (217), SGT S. D. RUDLOFF (1225), CPL D. T. SHIKLES (884), AND TPR C. C. FRAME (1329
Chase's injuries were minor. Chase was taken by Mshp to University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Mazda 3 driven by Neal Chase was total. It was removed by Slate Towing. The damage to the 2012 Toyota Prius driven by Michael Thomas was moderate. It was removed by Doug Perry Towing. The damage to the 2014 Ford F 350 driven by Wesley Jennings was none.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper G E Gundy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180011146 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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Chase 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 Chase 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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