Madison L Imgarten of Chula, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 at 8:07 am in Grundy County, Missouri. Imgarten is a 26-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Us65, 4 miles south of Trenton.
In the crash, Imgarten was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 KENWORTH TRACTOR DRIVEN BY CALE HITT] WAS SOUTHBOUND ON US65 APPROACHING SOUTHEAST 50TH STREET. DRIVER ONE FAILED TO NOTICE TRAFFIC SLOWING FOR A VEHICLE MAKING A RIGHT TURN. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 KENWORTH TRACTOR DRIVEN BY CALE HITT] SWERVED INTO THE NORTHBOUND LANE TO AVOID A COLLISION AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU DRIVEN BY MADISON IMGARTEN]. BOTH VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 KENWORTH TRACTOR DRIVEN BY CALE HITT] AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU DRIVEN BY MADISON IMGARTEN] CAME TO REST ON THEIR WHEELS IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF US65. ASSISTED BY CPL A.G. MCATEE (776), TPR J.C. ACREE (121), AND GRUNDY COUNTY RURAL FIRE
Imgarten's injuries were minor. Imgarten was taken by Grundy County EMS to Wright Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Kenworth Tractor driven by Cale Hitt was moderate. It was removed by Ewing Towing of Trenton. The damage to the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Madison Imgarten was total. It was also removed by Ewing Towing of Trenton.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant J J Rongey of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180042325 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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Imgarten 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 Imgarten 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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