Giuseppe J Baldin of Buckner, Missouri was injured on Saturday, January 20th 2018 at 2:15 am in Platte County, Missouri. Baldin is a 44-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Prairie View Road, 60 feet south of 70th St.
In the crash, Baldin was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 FORD DRIVEN BY GIUSEPPE BALDIN] WAS TRAVELLING NORTHBOUND IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1999 PONTIAC DRIVEN BY DALTON LIGHTNER] CRESTED A HILL AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 FORD DRIVEN BY GIUSEPPE BALDIN]. ASSISTED BY TPR B. V. COLE /1359
Baldin's injuries were minor. Baldin was taken by Kansas City Fire to North Kansas City Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1999 Pontiac driven by Dalton Lightner was total. It was removed by Express Tow. The damage to the 2015 Ford driven by Giuseppe Baldin was extensive. It was also removed by Express Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D R Becker of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180036049 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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Baldin 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 Baldin 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