Rose M Eggert of Blairstown, Missouri was injured on Friday, January 26th 2018 at 5:55 pm in Holt County, Missouri. Eggert is a 61-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 29 southbound at the 86 mile marker, 2 miles north of Mound City.
In the crash, Eggert was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 KENWORTH DRIVEN BY BRIAN WELCHER] AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 VOLVO DRIVEN BY FRED EGGERT] WERE BOTH SOUTHBOUND ON I-29. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 KENWORTH DRIVEN BY BRIAN WELCHER] WAS HAVING MECHANICAL ISSUES AND HAD SLOWED IN THE DRIVING LANE OF I-29, VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 VOLVO DRIVEN BY FRED EGGERT] STRUCK THE TOWED UNIT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 KENWORTH DRIVEN BY BRIAN WELCHER]. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 KENWORTH DRIVEN BY BRIAN WELCHER] AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 VOLVO DRIVEN BY FRED EGGERT] BOTH CAME TO REST IN DRIVING LANE OF I-29 FACING SOUTH. ASSISTED BY LT. M.A. OTT (54), SGT. A.A. HENRY (187), TPR. K.L. EBERSOLD (381), TPR. A.J. FOSS (820), THE HOLT COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, THE MOUND CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Eggert's injuries were minor. Eggert was taken by Lifenet Air Ambulance to Mosiac Life Care in St. Joseph.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Kenworth driven by Brian Welcher was moderate. It was removed by All Star Towing. The damage to the 2015 Volvo driven by Fred Eggert was total. It was also removed by All Star Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal M R Heits of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180051366 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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Eggert 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 Eggert 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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