Mason K Erby of Cedar Hill, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 25th 2018 at 5:00 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Erby is a 1-year-old boy.
In the crash, Erby was a passenger. The crash happened here: Eastbound Missouri Route 30 at northwest Boulevard. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 2 WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO WESTBOUND MISSOURI 30 FROM NORTHWEST BOULEVARD. DRIVER 1 WAS INATTENTIVE AND FAILED TO STOP FOR A STEADY RED ELECTRIC SIGNAL. THE FRONT RIGHT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2011 FORD RANGER DRIVEN BY GREGORY FRIEDHOFF] STRUCK THE FRONT LEFT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE DRIVEN BY SANDRA MOSER]
Erby's injuries were minor. Erby was taken by High Ridge Fire Department Ambulance to SSM Health St. Clare Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2011 Ford Ranger driven by Gregory Friedhoff was extensive. It was removed by High Ridge Auto Repair. The damage to the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Sandra Moser was minor. It was also removed by High Ridge Auto Repair.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Z D Chapman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180048575 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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Erby 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 Erby 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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