David L Stratton of Indianapolis, Indiana was injured on Thursday, January 25th 2018 at 9:33 am in Montgomery County, Missouri. Stratton is a 63-year-old man.
In the crash, Stratton was a driver. The crash happened here: Interstate 70 westbound at 168.2 mile marker. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 KENWORTH TRACTOR DRIVEN BY JONATHAN COX] BEGAN TO OVERTAKE VEHICLE 1 [THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR DRIVEN BY DAVID STRATTON] IN THE DRIVING LANE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR DRIVEN BY DAVID STRATTON] TRAVELLED INTO THE DRIVING LANE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 KENWORTH TRACTOR DRIVEN BY JONATHAN COX]. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR DRIVEN BY DAVID STRATTON] STRUCK A CONCRETE BARRIER AND OVERTURNED BLOCKING BOTH LANES OF THE HIGHWAY
Stratton's injuries were minor. Stratton was taken by ambulance to University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2019 International Tractor driven by David Stratton was total. It was removed by Montgomery Sales Montgomery City. The damage to the 2014 Kenworth Tractor driven by Jonathan Cox was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper G A Beaulieu of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180047374 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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Stratton 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 Stratton 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