Jason C Vielma of Farmington, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 8:00 am in St Francois County, Missouri. Vielma is a 24-year-old man.
In the crash, Vielma was a driver. The crash happened here: Highway 8 five tenths of a mile east of Hunt Street. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 FREIGHTLINER DUMP TRUCK DRIVEN BY RICHARD DICKEY] STOPPED TO TURN LEFT INTO THE ROCK QUARRY. DRIVER 2 FAILED TO OBSERVE VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 FREIGHTLINER DUMP TRUCK DRIVEN BY RICHARD DICKEY] AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 KIA OPTIMA DRIVEN BY JARON BOYET] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 FREIGHTLINER DUMP TRUCK DRIVEN BY RICHARD DICKEY]. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 4 [THE 2000 FORD ESCORT DRIVEN BY CHEYENNE PULLIAM] THEN STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 KIA OPTIMA DRIVEN BY JARON BOYET]. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 1998 CHEVROLET LUMINA DRIVEN BY JASON VIELMA] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 4 [THE 2000 FORD ESCORT DRIVEN BY CHEYENNE PULLIAM]. VEHICLE 5 [THE 2002 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY CLYDE WEATHERS] STRUCK THE RIGHT SIDE OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 1998 CHEVROLET LUMINA DRIVEN BY JASON VIELMA]. ASSISTED BY TPR. K.I. ELLEDGE (396), CPL. C.W. BONE (230) AND MSGT. K.W. MALUGEN (707)
Vielma's injuries were serious. Vielma was taken by Survival Flight to Mercy St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Freightliner Dump Truck driven by Richard Dickey was minor. The damage to the 2009 Kia Optima driven by Jaron Boyet was total. It was removed by Marlers Towing. The damage to the 1998 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Jason Vielma was total. It was removed by Buckleys Towing. The damage to the 2000 Ford Escort driven by Cheyenne Pulliam was total. It was also removed by Buckleys Towing. The damage to the 2002 Ford F 150 driven by Clyde Weathers was total. It was also removed by Marlers Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal B M Beard of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180031495 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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Vielma 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 Vielma 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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