Loren E Carriker of Edina, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 22nd 2018 at 7:05 am in Knox County, Missouri. Carriker is a 74-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Hwy 15 one mile south of Edina.
In the crash, Carriker was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 FORD FUSION DRIVEN BY LOREN CARRIKER] SOUTHBOUND AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 1995 MERCURY GRAN MARQUIS DRIVEN BY NICHOLAS MCCARTY] WAS NORTHBOUND WHEN VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 FORD FUSION DRIVEN BY LOREN CARRIKER] CROSSED THE CENTERLINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 1995 MERCURY GRAN MARQUIS DRIVEN BY NICHOLAS MCCARTY] HEAD-ON
Carriker's injuries were minor. Carriker was not taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Ford Fusion driven by Loren Carriker was total. It was removed by Hunter Towing Edina Mo. The damage to the 1995 Mercury Gran Marquis driven by Nicholas McCarty was total. It was also removed by Hunter Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Master Sergeant Cerroni Trooper Kinney of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180040195 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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Carriker 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 Carriker 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