David J Hilty of Seymour, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 8th 2018 at 7:29 pm in Webster County, Missouri. Hilty is a 17-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Rte a near Diggins Road.
In the crash, Hilty was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE HORSE DRAWN BUGGY DRIVEN BY DAVID HILTY] WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND AND VEHICLE 2 [THE UNKNOWN DRIVEN BY UNKNOWN UNKNOWN] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE HORSE DRAWN BUGGY DRIVEN BY DAVID HILTY]. VEHICLE 2 [THE UNKNOWN DRIVEN BY UNKNOWN UNKNOWN] LEFT THE SCENE
Hilty's injuries were minor. Hilty was not taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The police said the damage to the Horse Drawn Buggy driven by David Hilty was minor. The damage to the Unknown driven by Unknown Unknown was none.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant T L Hall of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180079844 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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Hilty 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 Hilty 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