Jimmy O Wilkerson of Doniphan, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 30th 2018 at 4:45 pm in Ripley County, Missouri. Wilkerson is a 52-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 160 at Route C.
In the crash, Wilkerson was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1996 DODGE RAM DRIVEN BY BRADLEY GIBSON] RAN OFF ROADWAY, STRUCK STOP SIGN AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 CHEVROLET SONIC DRIVEN BY JIMMY WILKERSON] IN SIDE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1996 DODGE RAM DRIVEN BY BRADLEY GIBSON] RAN OFF ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED AGAINST A TREE. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 CHEVROLET SONIC DRIVEN BY JIMMY WILKERSON] RAN OFF RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY AND STRUCK TWO FIBER OPTIC MARKER POLES
Wilkerson's injuries were minor. Wilkerson was taken by ambulance to Southeast.
The police said the damage to the 1996 Dodge Ram driven by Bradley Gibson was total. The damage to the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic driven by Jimmy Wilkerson was extensive. It was removed by Randys Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal S K Talburt of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180060098 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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Wilkerson 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 Wilkerson 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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