Nicholas M Nelson of Clarinda, Iowa was injured on Tuesday, February 13th 2018 at 9:20 pm in Gentry County, Missouri. Nelson is a 20-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Route H / 7 miles south of Darlington.
In the crash, Nelson was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM DRIVEN BY JAMES DRAKE] WAS SOUTHBOUND ON ROUTE H. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM DRIVEN BY JAMES DRAKE] FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE, TRAVELED OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A MODOT SIGN, TRAVELED DOWN AN EMBANKEMNT, STRUCK SEVERAL TREES, COMING TO REST ON ITS PASSENGER SIDE FACING SOUTHEAST. ASSISTED BY GENTRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND KING CITY FIRST RESPONDERS
Nelson's injuries were serious. Nelson was taken by Life Net Air Ambulance to Ku Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am driven by James Drake was total. It was removed by Raymond Smith Towing of Albany.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Q R Mcconkey of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180089281 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Nelson 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 Nelson 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