Russel D Spence of West Plains, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 15th 2018 at 8:10 am in Webster County, Missouri. Spence is a 26-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 60 at Honor Camp Lane in Fordland.
In the crash, Spence was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2003 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY JULIE JENNINGS] WAS STOPPED IN ROADWAY, VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 HONDA ACCORD DRIVEN BY KAITLIN CYR] ATTEMPTED TO SLOW AND BEGAN TO SLIDE, STRIKING VEHICLE 2 [THE 2003 FORD TAURUS DRIVEN BY JULIE JENNINGS] IN THE REAR
Spence's injuries were minor. Spence was taken by EMS to Cox South.
The police said the damage to the 1998 Honda Accord driven by Kaitlin Cyr was moderate. It was removed by Yates Brothers Towing. The damage to the 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Julie Jennings was moderate. It was also removed by Yates Brothers.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Master Sergeant J D Fugett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180026859 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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Spence 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 Spence 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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