John E Hatridge of Richwoods, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 15th 2018 at 12:50 pm in Washington County, Missouri. Hatridge is a 54-year-old man.
In the crash, Hatridge was a pedestrian. The crash happened here: 15899 west Highway 47. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 FORD ESCAPE DRIVEN BY LENA WELLS] WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON MO-47. PEDESTRIAN ONE STEPPED ACROSS THE CENTER LINE, AND THE DRIVER SIDE OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 FORD ESCAPE DRIVEN BY LENA WELLS] STRUCK PEDESTRIAN 1. ASSISTED BY WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Hatridge's injuries were moderate. Hatridge was taken by Washington County Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Ford Escape driven by Lena Wells was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K L Elledge of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180092688 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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Hatridge 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 Hatridge 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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