Matthew T Menghisteab of Columbia, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 22nd 2018 at 4:15 pm in Boone County, Missouri. Menghisteab is a 19-year-old man.
In the crash, Menghisteab was a driver. The crash happened here: MO 763 600 feet south of Boone Industrial Blvd. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 TOYOTA PRIUS DRIVEN BY GHENNET TECLEMARIAM] STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 HYUNDAI TIBERON DRIVEN BY MATTHEW MENGHISTEAB] AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 HYUNDAI TIBERON DRIVEN BY MATTHEW MENGHISTEAB] WAS SLOWING IN PREPARATION TO MAKE A TURN
Menghisteab's injuries were minor. Menghisteab was taken by private Convayance to University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Hyundai Tiberon driven by Matthew Menghisteab was moderate. It was removed by Carls. The damage to the 2006 Toyota Prius driven by Ghennet Teclemariam was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal M T Halford of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180041448 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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Menghisteab 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 Menghisteab 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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