James D Craig of Fulton, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, February 14th 2018 at 12:25 pm in Boone County, Missouri. Craig is a 71-year-old man.
In the crash, Craig was a driver. The crash happened here: I 70 westbound at the 134.2 mile marker. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL PROSTAR DRIVEN BY MICHAEL PEACE] ATTEMPTED TO MERGE INTO THE RIGHT LANE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY DRIVEN BY JAMES CRAIG]
Craig's injuries were minor. Craig was taken by University EMS to University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2016 International Prostar driven by Michael Peace was minor. The damage to the 2009 Toyota Camry driven by James Craig was total. It was removed by Slate Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal D T Shikles Trooper G T Pemberton Trooper G E Gundy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180090296 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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Craig 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 Craig 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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