Meal M Hicks of Paragould, R was injured on Thursday, February 8th 2018 at 6:15 pm in Dunklin County, Missouri. Hicks is a 60-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 412 1 mile north of Arbyrd.
In the crash, Hicks was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVEN BY MEAL HICKS] TRAVELLED OFF OF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED
Hicks's injuries were minor. Hicks was taken by Air Evac to Nea Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, ar.
The police said the damage to the 2018 International Tractor Trailer driven by Meal Hicks was extensive.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper M L Scoggins of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180079746 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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Hicks 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 Hicks 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