James J Lake of Wentzville, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 12:15 am in Warren County, Missouri. Lake is a 36-year-old man.
In the crash, Lake was a passenger. The crash happened here: Roelker Road at Fruit Farm Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING ON SOUTHBOUND ROELKER ROAD AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. DRIVER #1 ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO FRUIT FARM ROAD. VEHICLE #1 CROSSED FRUIT FARM ROAD AND WENT OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A UTILITY POLE. CORRECTED REPORT
Lake's injuries were moderate. Lake was taken by Warren County Ambulance to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital, Lake St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2001 GMC 2500 driven by Timothy Millich was total. It was removed by S & A Towing Inc..
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal J S Graue of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180031249 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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Lake 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 Lake 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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