Timothy J Tennyson of Salem, Missouri was injured on Sunday, February 4th 2018 at 4:32 pm in Iron County, Missouri. Tennyson is a 10-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: MO 32 – 7 miles west of Banner.
In the crash, Tennyson was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
***FATALITY ACCIDENT***NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED***ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 FORD EXPLORER DRIVEN BY HEATHER SAPAUGH] LOST CONTROL ON THE ICE COVERED ROADWAY, TRAVELED OFF THE ROADWAY, OVERTURNED AND EJECTED DRIVER. SUBJECT PRONOUNCED AT IRON COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER AT 1856 BY DR THOMAS STAUDER. TROOP E FATALITY #2 FOR 2018
Tennyson's injuries were minor. Tennyson was taken by ambulance to Iron County Medical Center, Pilot Knob, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Ford Explorer driven by Heather Sapaugh was total. It was removed by Abney Wrecker Viburnium Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Missouri Highway Patrol Major Crash Investigation Unit (MCIU) responded to this crash. Each member of the MCIU is a certified crash reconstructionist. Courts consider them experts in traffic crash investigations. They produce an accident reconstruction report—a detailed document with calculations, photographs, and witness statements—that may cost $100 or more. Trooper R A Walker of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180071555 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Tennyson 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 Tennyson 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