Timothy E Marcum of Leroy, Illinois was injured on Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 1:50 pm in St Louis County, Missouri. Marcum is a 27-year-old man.
In the crash, Marcum was a driver. The crash happened here: Northbound Interstate 170 south of Interstate 270. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 PETERBILT 375 DRIVEN BY KEITH FISHER] WAS TRAVELING IN THE RIGHT LANE OF NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 170, SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 270. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1999 NISSAN UD 1200 DRIVEN BY TIMOTHY MARCUM] WAS TRAVELING IN THE LEFT LANE OF NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 170, SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 270, BEHIND VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 PETERBILT 375 DRIVEN BY KEITH FISHER]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1999 NISSAN UD 1200 DRIVEN BY TIMOTHY MARCUM] CHANGED LANES FROM THE LEFT LANE TO THE RIGHT LANE. WHILE CHANGING LANES TRAFFIC CAME TO A STOP AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 1999 NISSAN UD 1200 DRIVEN BY TIMOTHY MARCUM] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 PETERBILT 375 DRIVEN BY KEITH FISHER] WITH ITS FRONT
Marcum's injuries were moderate. Marcum was taken by Christian EMS to SSM Health Center DePaul.
The police said the damage to the 2016 Peterbilt 375 driven by Keith Fisher was minor. The damage to the 1999 Nissan Ud 1200 driven by Timothy Marcum was total. It was removed by Bolins.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J V Bondurant of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180032333 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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Marcum 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 Marcum 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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