Ruth E Brown of Lancaster, Missouri was injured on Monday, February 19th 2018 at 1:15 pm in Adair County, Missouri. Brown is a 82-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: US 63 at Hubbard Way approximately 5 miles north of Kirksville.
In the crash, Brown was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 02, VEHICLE 03, AND VEHICLE 04 ALL STOPPED IN TRAFFIC WHEN VEHICLE 01 , FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE REAR ENDED VEHICLE 02 CAUSING A CHAIN REACTION INVOLVING VEHICLE 02, VEHICLE 03, AND VEHICLE 04
Brown's injuries were minor. Brown was taken to Seek Medical attention at a Later Time.
The police said the damage to the 2018 Peterbilt driven by Joseph Moriarty was minor. The damage to the 2001 Dodge Dakota driven by Ruth Brown was total. It was removed by Woodys Kirksville Mo. The damage to the 2016 GMC Terrain driven by Abbey Wheeler was moderate. The damage to the 2011 Ford F 150 driven by Cathy Bergman was moderate.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Haley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180100984 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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Brown 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 Brown 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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