Rafael Gonzalez-Guevara of Sherwood, Arkansas was injured on Sunday, February 11th 2018 at 11:45 am in St Francois County, Missouri. Gonzalez-Guevara is a 46-year-old man.
In the crash, Gonzalez-Guevara was a driver. The crash happened here: Northbound US 67 at the St Francois River Bridge. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY RAFAEL GONZALEZ-GUEVARA] ON THE FROZEN BRIDGE, STRIKING THE CABLE BARRIER
Gonzalez-Guevara's injuries were minor. Gonzalez-Guevara was taken by St Francois County Ambulance District to Parkland Health Center.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Rafael Gonzalez-Guevara was moderate. It was removed by Buckleys Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B J Lueckenhoff of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180085032 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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Gonzalez-Guevara 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 Gonzalez-Guevara 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