Andrew Ockert of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 at 8:13 am in St Louis County, Missouri. Ockert is a 1-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Eastbound 64 east of Mason Road.
In the crash, Ockert was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY REPORT – VEHICLES 1, 2, 3, AND 4 WERE TRAVELING EASTBOUND IN LANE 4 . VEHICLE 1 [THE 2018 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA DRIVEN BY ROBERT COKER] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2004 HONDA ACCORD DRIVEN BY RYAN STOLL]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2004 HONDA ACCORD DRIVEN BY RYAN STOLL] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2012 DODGE AVENGER DRIVEN BY JASMINE JOHNSON]. VEHICLE 3 [THE 2012 DODGE AVENGER DRIVEN BY JASMINE JOHNSON] STRUCK REAR OF VEHICLE 4 [THE 2013 FORD MUSTANG DRIVEN BY ZACHARY SCHOESSEL]. VEHICLE 6 [THE 2006 ACURA MDX DRIVEN BY OLIVIA NEIDENBACH] WAS TRAVELING IN LANE 3 AND SWERVED TO THE LEFT TO AVOID VEHICLE 1 [THE 2018 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA DRIVEN BY ROBERT COKER], STRIKING VEHICLE 5 [THE 2006 HYUNDAI AZERA DRIVEN BY VIKAS DIXIT]. DRIVER 2 PRONOUNCED AT 0826 HOURS ON 01/23/2018 BY WEST COUNTY FIRE AND EMS PERSONNEL. ASSISTED BY LT. G.K. LEFTWICH (72), MSGT. M.E. BRONIEC (598), MSGT. J.T. HEDRICK (455), CPL. B.A. TEAGUE (1385), CPL. A.M. COVAL (175), TPR. Z.S. WANG (1392), TPR. B.A. COLLINS (197)
Ockert's injuries were minor. Ockert was taken by West County Fire EMS to Mercy Hospital St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2018 Freightliner Cascadia driven by Robert Coker was total. It was removed by Mcnamaras Towing. The damage to the 2004 Honda Accord driven by Ryan Stoll was total. It was removed by To by Mcnamara Towing. The damage to the 2012 Dodge Avenger driven by Jasmine Johnson was extensive. It was also removed by Mcnamara Towing. The damage to the 2013 Ford Mustang driven by Zachary Schoessel was extensive. It was also removed by Mcnamara Towing. The damage to the 2006 Hyundai Azera driven by Vikas Dixit was extensive. It was also removed by Mcnamara Towing. The damage to the 2006 Acura MDX driven by Olivia Neidenbach was extensive. It was also removed by Mcnamara Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D L Braynard of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180042344 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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Ockert 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 Ockert 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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