Gary Rankes of Bowling Green, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 25th 2018 at 5:55 pm in Pike County, Missouri. Rankes is a 38-year-old man.
The crash happened here: 14029 Business Highway 54.
In the crash, Rankes was a other. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT – VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY CLARENCE ROUSAN] WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON BUSINESS HIGHWAY 54. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY CLARENCE ROUSAN] TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A STOP SIGN. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY CLARENCE ROUSAN] CONTINUED AND STRUCK A PRIVATE RESIDENCE, INJURING A RESIDENT INSIDE. DRIVER 1 FATALITY WAS PRONOUNCED AT 1904 HOURS AT PIKE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BY DR. MURKA STANISLAW. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. ASSISTED BY TPR. A. M. WARREN (1449)
Rankes's injuries were moderate. Rankes was taken by Van Far Ambulance to Pike County Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Clarence Rousan was minor. It was removed by River City Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper A D Neighbors of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180048739 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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Rankes 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 Rankes 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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