Kenneth W Gillespie of Albany, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 25th 2018 at 6:20 pm in Andrew County, Missouri. Gillespie is a 76-year-old man.
The crash happened here: On Us169 at Avenue City.
In the crash, Gillespie was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 VAN DRIVEN BY KENNETH GILLESPIE] WAS NORTHBOUND AN VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 NISSAN SENTRA DRIVEN BY KAITLYN VANG] WAS SOUTHBOUND ON US169. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 NISSAN SENTRA DRIVEN BY KAITLYN VANG] WAS ATTEMPTING TO TURN SOUTH ONTO ROUTE W. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 NISSAN SENTRA DRIVEN BY KAITLYN VANG] FAILED TO YIELD TO VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 VAN DRIVEN BY KENNETH GILLESPIE]. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 VAN DRIVEN BY KENNETH GILLESPIE] STRUCK THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 NISSAN SENTRA DRIVEN BY KAITLYN VANG]. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 VAN DRIVEN BY KENNETH GILLESPIE] AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 NISSAN SENTRA DRIVEN BY KAITLYN VANG] BOTH TRAVELED OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF US169. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 VAN DRIVEN BY KENNETH GILLESPIE] OVERTURNED COMING TO REST ON ITS PASSENGER SIDE FACING NORTH ON US169. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 NISSAN SENTRA DRIVEN BY KAITLYN VANG] CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS FACING SOUTHWEST ON US169. ASSISTED BY CP. A. J. WEBB (851), ANDREW COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, AND ANDREW COUNTY AMBULANCE
Gillespie's injuries were moderate. Gillespie was taken by Andrew County Ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.
The police said the damage to the 1998 Ford E 150 Van driven by Kenneth Gillespie was total. It was removed by All City Tow of St Joseph. The damage to the 2006 Nissan Sentra driven by Kaitlyn Vang was total. It was also removed by All City Tow of St Joseph.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper R T Carter of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180048777 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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Gillespie 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 Gillespie 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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