Dennis J Reed of Independence, Missouri was injured on Monday, February 5th 2018 at 9:05 pm in Clinton County, Missouri. Reed is a 58-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 35 southbound at the 47 mile marker -5 miles south of Cameron.
In the crash, Reed was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS BOTH VEHICLES WERE SOUTHBOUND ON I-35 AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER DRIVEN BY LINDA IMMEGART] WAS IN THE DRIVING LANE AND VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY DENNIS REED] WAS IN PASSING LANE. AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY DENNIS REED] ATTEMPTED A LANE CHANGE VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY DENNIS REED] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER DRIVEN BY LINDA IMMEGART] IN THE DRIVING LANE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY DENNIS REED] CAME TO REST SOUTHBOUND ON THE LEFT SHOULDER AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER DRIVEN BY LINDA IMMEGART] CAME TO REST SOUTHBOUND ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER. ASSISTED BY CPL. R.A. SHERMAN (1136) AND CAMERON FIRE AND RESCUE
Reed's injuries were minor. Reed was taken by Cameron Ambulance to Liberty Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Ford F 250 driven by Dennis Reed was moderate. It was removed by Certified Towing Independence Mo. The damage to the 2016 Toyota Highlander driven by Linda Immegart was extensive. It was removed by Scottys Cameron Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D A Landi of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180074214 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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Reed 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 Reed 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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