Merlin P Tucker of Desoto, Missouri was injured on Monday, February 5th 2018 at 1:23 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Tucker is a 35-year-old man.
In the crash, Tucker was a passenger. The crash happened here: Flucom Road 58 feet from Armbruster Rd. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE DRIVEN BY LACEY ECKHOFF] WAS WESTBOUND ON FLUCOM ROAD. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE DRIVEN BY LACEY ECKHOFF] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND ENTERED A DITCH. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE DRIVEN BY LACEY ECKHOFF] CONTINUED WEST AND STRUCK A CULVERT
Tucker's injuries were minor. Tucker was taken by Valle EMS to Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
The police said the damage to the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Lacey Eckhoff was extensive. It was removed by Shanks Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal A R Flannery of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180073247 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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Tucker 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 Tucker 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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