Warren S Oliver of Salem, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 22nd 2018 at 8:15 am in Dent County, Missouri. Oliver is a 92-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Hwy 19 approximately 4 miles north of Salem.
In the crash, Oliver was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 MAZDA MPV DRIVEN BY WARREN OLIVER] RAN OFF OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A PRIVATE DRIVE CAUSING VEH 1 TO OVERTURN AND STRIKE A UTILITY POLE. ASSISTED BY SGT R G MAY (1288), DENT COUNTY FIRE DEPT AND SALEM EMS
Oliver's injuries were minor. Oliver was taken by Salem EMS to Salem Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2004 Mazda MPV driven by Warren Oliver was total. It was removed by Whitaker Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper G R Moravec of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180040340 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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Oliver 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 Oliver 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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