Michael J Meiners of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, February 20th 2018 at 9:00 pm in Boone County, Missouri. Meiners is a 58-year-old man.
In the crash, Meiners was a driver. The crash happened here: Interstate 70 westbound 114.6 mile marker. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 PONTIAC VIBE DRIVEN BY MICHAEL MEINERS] SWERVED TO MISS A VEHICLE IN THE ROADWAY DUE TO A PREVIOUS ACCIDENT AND STRUCK A CONCRETE WALL, VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 MAC CXU 613 DRIVEN BY BARRY KUBAT] APPLIED ITS BRAKES AND BEGAN TO SLIDE STRIKING VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 PONTIAC VIBE DRIVEN BY MICHAEL MEINERS] CAUSING VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 PONTIAC VIBE DRIVEN BY MICHAEL MEINERS] TO OVERTURN. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 MAC CXU 613 DRIVEN BY BARRY KUBAT] THEN STRUCK THE CONCRETE WALL. ASSISTED BY CPL. G. L. WEST (702), TPR. G. E. GUNDY (220) AND TPR. G. T. PEMBERTON (1115
Meiners's injuries were moderate. Meiners was taken by Cooper County EMS to Cooper County Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Pontiac Vibe driven by Michael Meiners was total. It was removed by Nash Towing. The damage to the 2011 Mac Cxu 613 driven by Barry Kubat was total. It was removed by I 70 Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal D T Shikles of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180103338 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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Meiners 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 Meiners 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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