Gary L Fetter of Haubstadt, Indiana was injured on Monday, February 5th 2018 at 5:50 am in Texas County, Missouri. Fetter is a 66-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Us63 5 miles north of Licking.
In the crash, Fetter was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 WAS STOPPED ON THE SHOULDER DUE TO RUNNING OUT OF GAS. VEHICLE #2 STRUCK VEHICLE #1. VEHICLE #1 WAS PUSHED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY BY VEHICLE #2, VEHICLE #2 CONTINUED SOUTH AND TRAVELED OFF ROADWAY, STRUCK THE GUARD RAIL AND OVERTURNED, EJECTING THE DRIVER. APPROXIMATELY 186 FEET OF GUARD RAIL WAS DAMAGED. ASSISTED BY MSGT G.H.FALTERMAN (527), LICKING FIRE DEPARTMENT AND MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Fetter's injuries were serious. Fetter was taken by Air Ambulance to Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2011 Volkswagen Cc Sport driven by Matthew Wood was moderate. It was removed by Jays Automotive Houston Mo. The damage to the 2017 Freightliner Cascadia Semi Tractor driven by Gary Fetter was total. It was also removed by Jays Automotive Houston Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T L Brown of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180072420 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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Fetter 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 Fetter 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