Eva J Lunsford of Fredericktown, Missouri was injured on Saturday, February 17th 2018 at 9:50 am in Perry County, Missouri. Lunsford is a 84-year-old woman.
In the crash, Lunsford was a driver. The crash happened here: Route J west of Perry County Road 724. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 1989 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS DRIVEN BY EVA LUNSFORD] WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND AND BEGAN TO SLIDE ON THE SNOW COVERED ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1989 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS DRIVEN BY EVA LUNSFORD] THEN TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND DOWN AN EMBANKMENT
Lunsford's injuries were minor. Lunsford was taken by Perry County Ambulance to Southeast Hospital Cape Girardeau.
The police said the damage to the 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Eva Lunsford was minor. It was removed by D and D Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J C Jenkins of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180096904 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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Lunsford 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 Lunsford 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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