Jimmy W Miller of Ironton, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 8:30 am in Carter County, Missouri. Miller is a 75-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 21 – 5 miles east of Van Buren.
In the crash, Miller was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 TOYOTA RAV 4 DRIVEN BY JIMMY MILLER] FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE, RAN OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A HIGHWAY SIGN, COMING TO REST IN THE DITCH
Miller's injuries were minor. Miller was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Jimmy Miller was moderate. It was removed by Mike Ikes Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal E M Vanwinkle of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180017555 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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Miller 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 Miller 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