Benjamin Hobson of Salem, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 31st 2018 at 5:40 pm in Franklin County, Missouri. Hobson is a 6-year-old boy.
In the crash, Hobson was a passenger. The crash happened here: Westbound Interstate 44 at the 236 mile marker. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 FORD RANGER DRIVEN BY JACOB GIANINO] CROSSED OVER THE MEDIAN AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 FORD EXPLORER DRIVEN BY JULIEANA LOWE] HEAD ON
Hobson's injuries were serious. Hobson was taken by Missouri Baptist Ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Ford Ranger driven by Jacob Gianino was total. It was removed by Vogelgesangs Towing. The damage to the 2005 Ford Explorer driven by Julieana Lowe was total. It was removed by Hoffmans Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal B A Moore of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180062452 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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Hobson 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 Hobson 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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