Michael E Poe of Ste Genevieve, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 24th 2018 at 8:40 pm in Ste Genevieve County, Missouri. Poe is a 65-year-old man.
In the crash, Poe was a driver. The crash happened here: Route N south of Route P. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A LEFT CURVE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 FORD TRANSIT VAN DRIVEN BY MICHAEL POE] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A SIGN, AND TRAVELED DOWN A HILL
Poe's injuries were minor. Poe was taken by Ste Genevieve County EMS to Ste Genevieve County Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Ford Transit Van driven by Michael Poe was extensive. It was removed by Stuppys.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J A Akers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180046515 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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Poe 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 Poe 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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