Kevin W Caldwell of Gallatin, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 16th 2018 at 10:38 pm in Daviess County, Missouri. Caldwell is a 39-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 6 in Gallatin.
In the crash, Caldwell was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 CADILLAC DEVILLE DRIVEN BY KEVIN CALDWELL] WAS EASTBOUND ON MO 6. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 CADILLAC DEVILLE DRIVEN BY KEVIN CALDWELL] TRAVELLED OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A GUARDRAIL, AND CONTINUED EASTBOUND. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 CADILLAC DEVILLE DRIVEN BY KEVIN CALDWELL] BECAME AIRBORNE AND TRAVELLED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT. IMPACT OCCURRED AS THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 CADILLAC DEVILLE DRIVEN BY KEVIN CALDWELL] STRUCK THE ROADWAY OF RT MM. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 CADILLAC DEVILLE DRIVEN BY KEVIN CALDWELL] BEGAN OVERTURNING WHILE TRAVELLING EASTBOUND UP AN EMBANKMENT, AND CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS ON THE EAST SIDE OF RT MM FACING WEST. ASSISTED BY THE DAVIESS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND GALLATIN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Caldwell's injuries were serious. Caldwell was taken by Daviess County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by Kevin Caldwell was total. It was removed by Bridgemans.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper M W Neely of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180029496 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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Caldwell 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 Caldwell 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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