Michele D Baumer of Columbia, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 at 8:00 am in Boone County, Missouri. Baumer is a 55-year-old man.
In the crash, Baumer was a driver. The crash happened here: US 63 at Tom Bass Road. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY BENJAMIN STRUEMPTH] FAILED TO STOP FOR A STOP SIGN AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN BY MICHELE BAUMER], CAUSING VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN BY MICHELE BAUMER] TO TRAVEL INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2018 KENWORTH 310 DRIVEN BY AARON LOOTEN], CAUSING VEHICLE 3 [THE 2018 KENWORTH 310 DRIVEN BY AARON LOOTEN] TO STRIKE VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN BY MICHELE BAUMER]
Baumer's injuries were serious. Baumer was taken to University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2009 Chevrolet Impala driven by Benjamin Struempth was total. It was removed by Slate Towing. The damage to the 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by Michele Baumer was total. It was also removed by Slate Towing. The damage to the 2018 Kenworth 310 driven by Aaron Looten was moderate. It was removed by I 70 Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper G T Pemberton of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180042301 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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Baumer 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 Baumer 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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