Grant H Lock of Eldon, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 5:25 am in Cole County, Missouri. Lock is a 30-year-old man.
In the crash, Lock was a driver. The crash happened here: US-54 eastbound 0.25 miles west of MO 17. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS DRIVEN BY GRANT LOCK] SLID ON ICE AND TURNED AROUND IN THE ROADWAY TO BE STRUCK BY VEHICLE 2 [THE 2000 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY RONALD MITCHELL]
Lock's injuries were moderate. Lock was taken by Miller County EMS to SSM Health.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Grant Lock was total. It was removed by C and P Auto. The damage to the 2000 Ford F 250 driven by Ronald Mitchell was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant S M Lance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180015244 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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Lock 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 Lock 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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