Dennis Kolf of Desoto, Missouri was injured on Saturday, January 20th 2018 at 7:14 am in Jefferson County, Missouri. Kolf is a 68-year-old man.
In the crash, Kolf was a driver. The crash happened here: Route H east of Ware Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 TOYOTA YARIS DRIVEN BY DENNIS KOLF] WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON ROUTE H. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 TOYOTA YARIS DRIVEN BY DENNIS KOLF] BEGAN TO ROTATE WHILE GOING THROUGH A CURVE IN THE ROADWAY. DRIVER 1 OVERCORRECTED, CAUSING VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 TOYOTA YARIS DRIVEN BY DENNIS KOLF] TO TRAVEL OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRIKE A MAILBOX. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 TOYOTA YARIS DRIVEN BY DENNIS KOLF] THEN CONTINUED FURTHER OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK TWO TREES
Kolf's injuries were moderate. Kolf was taken by Valle Ambulance to St. anthony’s Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Toyota Yaris driven by Dennis Kolf was total. It was removed by Shanks Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D A Weber of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180036154 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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Kolf 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 Kolf 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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