Steven G Hanks of Fredericktown, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 22nd 2018 at 4:00 pm in Madison County, Missouri. Hanks is a 15-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: County Road 256, 11 miles northeast of Fredericktown.
In the crash, Hanks was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1997 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY SAMUEL JONES] RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, OVERTURNED AND STRUCK A TREE
Hanks's injuries were moderate. Hanks was taken by ambulance to Madison Medical Center, Fredericktown.
The police said the damage to the 1997 Ford F 150 driven by Samuel Jones was total. It was removed by D D Wrecker Fredericktown.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
C Pl F J Stoffregen of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180041405 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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Hanks 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 Hanks 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