Cindy A Freeman of Rolla, Missouri was injured on Sunday, February 11th 2018 at 10:00 am in Phelps County, Missouri. Freeman is a 53-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Private Property Adjacent to Phelps County Road 2080 4 miles north of Rolla.
In the crash, Freeman was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2011 POLARIS RANGER RZRS DRIVEN BY JERRY BIRDSONG] WAS POWER SLIDING IN A CIRCULAR MOTION. VEH 1 STRUCK A PATCH OF PARTIALLY THAWED TURF. VEH 1 OVERTURNED
Freeman's injuries were moderate. Freeman was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2011 Polaris Ranger Rzrs driven by Jerry Birdsong was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal J L Keathley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180084802 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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Freeman 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 Freeman 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