Lauren J Dinwiddie of Rogersville, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 at 5:45 pm in Greene County, Missouri. Dinwiddie is a 10-year-old girl.
The crash happened here: Hwy 125 5 miles east of Springfield.
In the crash, Dinwiddie was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 KIA FORTE DRIVEN BY STANLEY PLASTER] TRAVELLED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2001 KIA OPTIMA DRIVEN BY ANDREW BILBREY] AND WAS STRUCK
Dinwiddie's injuries were minor. Dinwiddie was taken to Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Kia Forte driven by Stanley Plaster was total. It was removed by Apex Towing Rogersville Mo. The damage to the 2001 Kia Optima driven by Andrew Bilbrey was total. It was also removed by Apex Towing Rogersville Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper G T Hackett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180043764 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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Dinwiddie 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 Dinwiddie 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