Joseph L Axelson of Russelville, Arkansas was injured on Sunday, February 4th 2018 at 2:20 pm in Laclede County, Missouri. Axelson is a 51-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 44 eastbound 134.8 mile marker.
In the crash, Axelson was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
THE CRASH OCCURRED AS DRIVER1 1 LOST CONTROL ON THE SNOW COVERED ROAD. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 DODGE RAM DRIVEN BY JOSEPH AXELSON] TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD, WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND OVERTURNED
Axelson's injuries were minor. Axelson was taken to Mercy Hospital Lebanon.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Dodge Ram driven by Joseph Axelson was total. It was removed by Steves Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal K A Brackett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180070905 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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Axelson 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 Axelson 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