Dennis P Gaither of Wentzville, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 7:00 am in St Charles County, Missouri. Gaither is a 64-year-old man.
In the crash, Gaither was a driver. The crash happened here: Perry Cate Blvd at Route N. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 KIA OPTIMA DRIVEN BY DENNIS GAITHER] WAS STOPPED ON PERRY CATE BLVD AT ROUTE N AT A POSTED STOP SIGN. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO YIELD TO WESTBOUND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY DEREK JACKSON] AND TRAVELED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY DEREK JACKSON]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY DEREK JACKSON] THEN STRUCK THE SIDE OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 KIA OPTIMA DRIVEN BY DENNIS GAITHER]
Gaither's injuries were minor. Gaither was taken by St Charles County Ambulance to Progress West Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Kia Optima driven by Dennis Gaither was extensive. It was removed by Budget Towing. The damage to the 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by Derek Jackson was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal K L Hammerling of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180031374 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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Gaither 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 Gaither 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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