Orpha Schulte of Owensville, Missouri was injured on Friday, February 16th 2018 at 10:28 am in Osage County, Missouri. Schulte is a 90-year-old woman.
In the crash, Schulte was a passenger. The crash happened here: US 50 westbound 1.25 mile west of MO 100. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1995 CHEVROLET TRUCK DRIVEN BY CHRISTOPHER VOLLMER] TRAVELLED OVER THE CENTER LINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2007 MERCURY MARINER DRIVEN BY EVELYN SCHULTE] NEARLY HEAD-ON. ASSISTED BY TPR E. T. HANE (409
Schulte's injuries were minor. Schulte was taken by ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1995 Chevrolet Truck driven by Christopher Vollmer was extensive. It was removed by 4 Js Towing. The damage to the 2007 Mercury Mariner driven by Evelyn Schulte was extensive. It was also removed by 4 Js Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal C G Holzschuh of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180094593 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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Schulte 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 Schulte 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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