Aaron S Branham of Potosi, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 4:45 am in Washington County, Missouri. Branham is a 37-year-old man.
In the crash, Branham was a driver. The crash happened here: Highway 185 at Jeff City Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER DRIVEN BY AARON BRANHAM] WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 185. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY JOHN ARNOLD] WAS ATTEMPTING TO CROSS HIGHWAY 185 FROM A PRIVATE DRIVE. DRIVER 2 FAILED TO YIELD TO VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER DRIVEN BY AARON BRANHAM] AND CROSSED INTO IT’S PATH. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER DRIVEN BY AARON BRANHAM] STRUCK THE PASSENGER SIDE OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY JOHN ARNOLD]
Branham's injuries were minor. Branham was taken by Washington County Ambulance to Washington County Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Aaron Branham was total. It was removed by Elliotts. The damage to the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by John Arnold was extensive. It was also removed by Elliotts.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal A L Woods of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180017247 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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Branham 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 Branham 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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