Bentley K Fountain of Nacogdoches, Texas was injured on Sunday, February 4th 2018 at 11:30 am in Bates County, Missouri. Fountain is a 2-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: I 49 at 130.8mm.
In the crash, Fountain was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 KIA OPTIMA DRIVEN BY BAILEY FOUNTAIN] BEGAN TO SLIDE AND DVR1 OVERCORRECTED. VEH1 TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A ROCK BLUFF. ASSISTED BY BATES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Fountain's injuries were minor. Fountain was taken by Bates County EMS to Bates County Memorial.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Kia Optima driven by Bailey Fountain was moderate. It was removed by Doutys Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T C Smith of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180070451 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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Fountain 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 Fountain 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