Austin J Knapp of Springfield, Missouri was injured on Friday, January 12th 2018 at 6:08 pm in Jasper County, Missouri. Knapp is a 22-year-old man.
The crash happened here: I44, 5 miles east of Carthage.
In the crash, Knapp was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 DRIFTED INTO RIGHT LANE AND STRUCK VEHICLE #2. VEHICLE #2 THEN TURNED SIDEWAYS AND WAS STRUCK BY VEHICLE #3
Knapp's injuries were minor. Knapp was taken to Mercy Hospital, Joplin.
The police said the damage to the 1995 Jeep Cherokee driven by Joshua Wade was extensive. It was removed by M and M Wrecker Carthage. The damage to the 2006 Jeep Liberty driven by Austin Knapp was total. It was also removed by M and M Wrecker Carthage. The damage to the 2007 Kenworth driven by Maciej Slawinski was moderate. It was also removed by M and M Wrecker Carthage.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B D Vaught of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180022607 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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Knapp 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 Knapp 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