George A Craig of Ridgeway, Missouri was injured on Friday, February 16th 2018 at 5:13 pm in Harrison County, Missouri. Craig is a 81-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Hwy 69 1/4 mile south of Eagleville.
In the crash, Craig was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1999 CHEVROLET TAHOE DRIVEN BY GEORGE CRAIG] WAS SOUTHBOUND ON US 69 AND STRUCK A FARM ANIMAL THAT WAS IN THE ROADWAY. AFTER IMPACT, VEHICLE 1 [THE 1999 CHEVROLET TAHOE DRIVEN BY GEORGE CRAIG] TRAVELLED OFF THE WEST SIDE OF ROADWAY AND THROUGH A FENCE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1999 CHEVROLET TAHOE DRIVEN BY GEORGE CRAIG] CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS FACING WEST. ASSISTED BY SGT. J.S. JOHNSON (513), TPR. D.M. WILBURN (1467) AND THE HARRISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Craig's injuries were moderate. Craig was taken by North Harrison Ambulance to Cameron Regional Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by George Craig was extensive. It was removed by Youngs Towing in Eagleville.
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 180095499 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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