Harold E Newkirk of Windsor, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 10:45 am in Pettis County, Missouri. Newkirk is a 35-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Brandon Road at Swisher Rd.
In the crash, Newkirk was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 CHEVROLET DRIVEN BY HAROLD NEWKIRK] AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 FORD DRIVEN BY RYAN SCHLESSELMAN] MET IN UNCONTROLLED INTERSECTION. VEH 1 AND VEH 2 BOTH CAME TO REST OFF ROADWAY. ASSISTED BY TPR B G KATZING/928
Newkirk's injuries were serious. Newkirk was taken by Pettis County to Western Missouri Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Chevrolet driven by Harold Newkirk was extensive. It was removed by Dons Towing. The damage to the 2015 Ford driven by Ryan Schlesselman was extensive. It was removed by Posi Tow Cole Camp.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant M D Degraffenreid of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180015776 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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Newkirk 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 Newkirk 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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