Lucas H Konneman of Wentzville, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 22nd 2018 at 8:23 am in St Charles County, Missouri. Konneman is a 13-year-old boy.
In the crash, Konneman was a passenger. The crash happened here: Eastbound Interstate 64 west of Lake St. Louis Boulevard. The police described the crash like this:
BOTH VEHICLES WERE TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 64, VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING BEHIND VEHICLE #2. VEHICLE #2 SLOWED AND DROVE ONTO THE LEFT SHOULDER DUE TO CONGESTED TRAFFIC AHEAD. VEHICLE #1 DID NOT STOP IN TIME AND THE FRONT LEFT OF VEHICLE #1 STRUCK THE REAR RIGHT OF VEHICLE #2
Konneman's injuries were minor. Konneman was taken by St Charles County Ambulance District to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital Lake St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Vaughn Mashek was moderate. It was removed by Crash City. The damage to the 2012 Nissan Murano driven by Virlinda Konneman was moderate. It was also removed by Crash City.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal S M Kaden of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180040358 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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Konneman 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 Konneman 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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