Derek N Sturguess of Brookfield, Missouri was injured on Monday, February 5th 2018 at 4:40 pm in Macon County, Missouri. Sturguess is a 49-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US-36 Westbound, 2 miles west of Macon.
In the crash, Sturguess was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY DEREK STURGUESS] LOST CONTROL ON THE ICE COVERED ROADWAY, SLID OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A DITCH, OVERTURNED AND CAME TO REST ON IT’S TOP. ASSISTED BY TPR. RILEY #861, MACON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, MACON COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE
Sturguess's injuries were minor. Sturguess was taken by Macon County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo..
The police said the damage to the 2008 Ford F 150 driven by Derek Sturguess was total. It was removed by Still Towing Macon Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Bartholmey of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180073745 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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Sturguess 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 Sturguess 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