Jeffrey C Rako of Belleville, Illinois was injured on Tuesday, January 30th 2018 at 5:40 pm in Montgomery County, Missouri. Rako is a 45-year-old man.
In the crash, Rako was a driver. The crash happened here: Westbound Interstate 70 at the 166.8 mile marker. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 SATURN ION DRIVEN BY JEFFREY RAKO] TRAVELLED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A ROCK BLUFF, AND CAME TO REST IN THE MEDIAN
Rako's injuries were moderate. Rako was taken to Boone Hospital Columbia, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Saturn Ion driven by Jeffrey Rako was total. It was removed by Buds Towing New Florence Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper G A Beaulieu of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180060220 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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Rako 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 Rako 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