Billy J Deluna of Caulfield, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 8:55 am in Howell County, Missouri. Deluna is a 19-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Rt FF, 3 miles southwest of south Fork.
In the crash, Deluna was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2011 DODGE CARAVAN DRIVEN BY DONNA GULLEY] PULLED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2013 SUZUKI GSX R SPORT BIKE DRIVEN BY BILLY DELUNA]
Deluna's injuries were moderate. Deluna was taken to Ozarks Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2011 Dodge Caravan driven by Donna Gulley was minor. The damage to the 2013 Suzuki GSX R Sport Bike driven by Billy Deluna was total. It was removed by J J Recovery.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal J C Howell of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180015532 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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Deluna 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 Deluna 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