Melvin J Enix of Holden, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 5:00 pm in Johnson County, Missouri. Enix is a 88-year-old man.
The crash happened here: SW 100 350 feet west of U Highway.
In the crash, Enix was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON SW 100 ROAD. VEHICLE BEGAN SLIDING ON THE ICE COVERED ROAD AND TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD. VEHICLE STRUCK A GUARDRAIL AND BECAME AIRBORNE, COMING TO FINAL REST FACING EAST ON ITS SIDE. ASSISTED BY JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
Enix's injuries were minor. Enix was taken by Johnson County Ambulance District to Western Missouri Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 1997 Lincoln Towncar driven by Melvin Enix was moderate. It was removed by Rons Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal J J Crump of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180032779 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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Enix 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 Enix 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.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol