John T Shelton of St Charles, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 17th 2018 at 11:48 am in St Charles County, Missouri. Shelton is a 38-year-old man.
In the crash, Shelton was a driver. The crash happened here: Westbound Highway 94 east of Church Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 FORD CROWN VICTORIA DRIVEN BY JOHN SHELTON] WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 94 EAST OF CHURCH ROAD. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 FORD CROWN VICTORIA DRIVEN BY JOHN SHELTON] TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 FORD CROWN VICTORIA DRIVEN BY JOHN SHELTON] STRUCK A UTILITY POLE
Shelton's injuries were serious. Shelton was taken by St Charles County EMS to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital St Charles.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Ford Crown Victoria driven by John Shelton was extensive. It was removed by Cardinal Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper L A Dezner of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180029864 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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Shelton 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 Shelton 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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