Richard L Harding of Elsberry, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 7:46 am in Lincoln County, Missouri. Harding is a 32-year-old man.
In the crash, Harding was a driver. The crash happened here: Highway 79 at Forrest Keeling Lane. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 2 [THE 1997 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIES DRIVEN BY LONNIE DIETZ] WAS STOPPED IN TRAFFIC FOR A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 FORD EXPLORER DRIVEN BY RICHARD HARDING] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1997 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIES DRIVEN BY LONNIE DIETZ] AND THEN A GREENHOUSE
Harding's injuries were moderate. Harding was taken by Lincoln County Ambulance to SSM Health St Joseph West.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Ford Explorer driven by Richard Harding was extensive. It was removed by Kinions Towing. The damage to the 1997 Mercury Grand Marquies driven by Lonnie Dietz was extensive. It was also removed by Kinions Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper A D Neighbors of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180031452 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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Harding 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 Harding 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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