Jerry P Swinney of High Ridge, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 30th 2018 at 2:35 am in St Louis County, Missouri. Swinney is a 28-year-old man.
In the crash, Swinney was a driver. The crash happened here: Southbound Interstate 55 north of US-50. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 55. DRIVER #1 LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE #1. VEHICLE #1 TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT EDGE OF THE ROADWAY, THE UNDERCARRIAGE STRUCK A DRAIN CULVERT, AND VEHICLE #1 CONTINUED FORWARD. VEHICLE #1 THEN STRUCK A GUARDRAIL AND FOUR WOODEN POSTS
Swinney's injuries were minor. Swinney was taken by Mehlville Fire Protection District to St. anthony’s Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic driven by Jerry Swinney was moderate. It was removed by Miners Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal D J Arsenault of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180058659 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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Swinney 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 Swinney 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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