Danny R Hawthorne of St Joseph, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, February 20th 2018 at 7:16 pm in Greene County, Missouri. Hawthorne is a 38-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 13 at Route O 4 miles north of Springfield.
In the crash, Hawthorne was a pedestrian. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 1995 GEO PRISM DRIVEN BY NO NO DRIVER] WAS STOPPED IN THE ROADWAY AND PEDESTRIAN WAS ATTEMPTING TO ASSIST PASSENGER OUT OF VEHICLE WHEN VEHICLE 2 [THE 2010 PONTIAC G 6 DRIVEN BY SETH RANEY] STRUCK BOTH PEDESTIAN AND VEHICLE 1 [THE 1995 GEO PRISM DRIVEN BY NO NO DRIVER]
Hawthorne's injuries were serious. Hawthorne was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 1995 Geo Prism with no driver was total. It was removed by Terrys Wrecker of Springfield. The damage to the 2010 Pontiac G 6 driven by Seth Raney was total. It was also removed by Terrys Wrecker of Springfield.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal M D Adams of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180103315 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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Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne 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.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol