Grady M Gilvin of Garden City, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 15th 2018 at 7:15 am in Cass County, Missouri. Gilvin is a 16-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: MO-2 east of Lincoln Road.
In the crash, Gilvin was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE1 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND AND VEHICLE2 WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON MO-2. DRIVER1 ATTEMPTED TO SLOW FOR EASTBOUND VEHICLES SLOWING AHEAD WHEN VEHICLE1 BEGAN TO SLIDE ON THE WET ROAD. DRIVER1 STEERED LEFT TO AVOID A VEHICLE AHEAD CAUSING VEHICLE1 TO CROSS THE CENTER OF THE ROAD. VEHICLE1 STRUCK VEHICLE2 HEAD-ON BEFORE BOTH VEHICLES CAME TO REST. ASSISTED BY CASS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
Gilvin's injuries were serious. Gilvin was taken by Central Cass Fire to Research Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue driven by Grady Gilvin was total. It was removed by Js Southland Tow. The damage to the 2012 Ford F 350 driven by Eldon Johnson was total. It was also removed by Js Southland Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal T G Sims of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180091649 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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Gilvin 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 Gilvin 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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