Dennis McElhaney of Poplar Bluff, Missouri was injured on Friday, January 12th 2018 at 12:30 pm in Butler County, Missouri. McElhaney is a 53-year-old man.
The crash happened here: County Road 488, 3 miles north of Harviell.
In the crash, McElhaney was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 GMC SIERRA DRIVEN BY DENNIS MCELHANEY] WAS STOPPED IN THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY DEBORAH ROOT] RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, OVERTURNED AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 GMC SIERRA DRIVEN BY DENNIS MCELHANEY] IN THE ROADWAY
McElhaney's injuries were moderate. McElhaney was taken by Air Evac to Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Ford F 150 driven by Deborah Root was minor. The damage to the 2005 GMC Sierra driven by Dennis McElhaney was extensive. It was removed by Rapid Recovery Poplar Bluff.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K L Huggins of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180021931 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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McElhaney 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 McElhaney 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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