Demetry L Herron of St Charles, Missouri was injured on Sunday, February 11th 2018 at 5:25 am in St Charles County, Missouri. Herron is a 48-year-old man.
In the crash, Herron was a driver. The crash happened here: Westbound Interstate 70 east of MO-79. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 FAILED TO MAINTAIN A SINGLE LANE CAUSING THE RIGHT FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE UNKNOWN TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVEN BY UNKNOWN UNKNOWN DRIVER] TO STRIKE THE LEFT FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1998 FORD RANGER DRIVEN BY DEMETRY HERRON]. DRIVER 2 LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE AND TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1998 FORD RANGER DRIVEN BY DEMETRY HERRON] STRUCK THE CONCRETE BARRIER AND RETURNED TO THE ROADWAY AND INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2015 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY JAMES RUSSOM]. THE SNOW PLOW ATTACHED TO VEHICLE 3 [THE 2015 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY JAMES RUSSOM] STRUCK THE SIDE OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1998 FORD RANGER DRIVEN BY DEMETRY HERRON]. VEHICLES 2 AND 3 TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 [THE UNKNOWN TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVEN BY UNKNOWN UNKNOWN DRIVER] CONTINUED WESTBOUND FROM THE SCENE
Herron's injuries were minor. Herron was taken by St Charles County Ambulance to Barnes Jewish Hospital St Peters.
The police said the damage to the Unknown Tractor Trailer driven by Unknown Unknown Driver was minor. The damage to the 1998 Ford Ranger driven by Demetry Herron was total. It was removed by A One Towing. The damage to the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado driven by James Russom was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper E M Reynoso of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180084661 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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Herron 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 Herron 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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