Robert M Bolzendahl of Triplett, Missouri was injured on Monday, February 5th 2018 at 3:50 pm in Chariton County, Missouri. Bolzendahl is a 88-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 11 1/4 mile north of Route C.
In the crash, Bolzendahl was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY ROBERT BOLZENDAHL] LOST CONTROL ON ICE COVERED ROADWAY, AND CROSSED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 DODGE CARAVAN DRIVEN BY JESSICA FOSTER]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 DODGE CARAVAN DRIVEN BY JESSICA FOSTER] STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY ROBERT BOLZENDAHL], AND BOTH VEHICLES TRAVELED OFF THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. ASSISTED BY THE CHARITON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND MENDON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Bolzendahl's injuries were minor. Bolzendahl was taken by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Ford F 150 driven by Robert Bolzendahl was total. It was removed by Smith Motors. The damage to the 2016 Dodge Caravan driven by Jessica Foster was total. It was removed by South 40 Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Brenton of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180073610 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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Bolzendahl 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 Bolzendahl 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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