Christopher A Gestring of Poplar Bluff, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 30th 2018 at 5:40 pm in Butler County, Missouri. Gestring is a 36-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Missouri 53 at Poplar Bluff City Limits.
In the crash, Gestring was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 HYUNDAI ELANTRA DRIVEN BY BRENDA HEMLEY] STRUCK REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 SATURN VIEW DRIVEN BY CHRISTOPHER GESTRING], CAUSING VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 SATURN VIEW DRIVEN BY CHRISTOPHER GESTRING] TO STRIKE VEHICLE 3 [THE 2005 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY GARY WILKERSON] IN THE REAR
Gestring's injuries were minor. Gestring was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Hyundai Elantra driven by Brenda Hemley was total. It was removed by M M Towing. The damage to the 2008 Saturn View driven by Christopher Gestring was extensive. It was also removed by M M Towing. The damage to the 2005 Ford F 150 driven by Gary Wilkerson was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K L Huggins of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180060224 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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Gestring 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 Gestring 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