Joseph A Bears-Deleon of Liberty, Missouri was injured on Sunday, February 4th 2018 at 4:45 am in Clay County, Missouri. Bears-Deleon is a 27-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Sb Interstate 35 Entrance ramp from MO 152 for 491.
In the crash, Bears-Deleon was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 KIA DRIVEN BY JOSEPH BEARS-DELEON] WAS TRAVELLING SOUTH ON I-35 AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 DODGE DURANGO DRIVEN BY MAURICE CULLUM] WAS MERGING INTO TRAFFIC FROM THE MO 152 RAMP. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 KIA DRIVEN BY JOSEPH BEARS-DELEON] STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 DODGE DURANGO DRIVEN BY MAURICE CULLUM] IN THE REAR. AFTER IMPACT, VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 KIA DRIVEN BY JOSEPH BEARS-DELEON] TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED. ASSISTED BY TPR D M BRIDGES /248
Bears-Deleon's injuries were moderate. Bears-Deleon was taken by EMS to Liberty Hospitl.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Kia driven by Joseph Bears-Deleon was total. It was removed by Integrity Tow Liberty. The damage to the 2005 Dodge Durango driven by Maurice Cullum was moderate. It was removed by GT Tow Service Smithville.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D K Fletcher of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180070033 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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Bears-Deleon 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 Bears-Deleon 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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