Nathaniel R West of Kearney, Missouri was injured on Sunday, January 21st 2018 at 12:10 am in Clay County, Missouri. West is a 8-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Northbound Interstate 35 at MO-291.
In the crash, West was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 HYUNDAI DRIVEN BY MADISON MORTALLARO] WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND IN THE NORTHBOUND LANES AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2007 MITSUBISHI DRIVEN BY JOSHUA WEST] HEAD ON. ASSISTED BY CPL B.R. SANSON /1148/, AND LIBERTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
West's injuries were serious. West was taken by Kearney Fire And EMS to Liberty Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2009 Hyundai driven by Madison Mortallaro was extensive. It was removed by Platinum Tow. The damage to the 2007 Mitsubishi driven by Joshua West was extensive. It was also removed by Platinum Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper R I Mcquerrey of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180038099 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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West 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 West 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