Thomas R Woods of Elkland, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, February 20th 2018 at 7:15 pm in Greene County, Missouri. Woods is a 31-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 13 at Route O 4 miles Notrh of Springfield.
In the crash, Woods was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 1995 GEO PRISIM DRIVEN BY THOMAS WOODS] RAN A RED LIGHT AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2007 TOYOTA RAV 4 DRIVEN BY KATHRYN STEWART] CAUSING VEHICLE 2 [THE 2007 TOYOTA RAV 4 DRIVEN BY KATHRYN STEWART] TO STRIKE A SIGN AND A LIGHT POST
Woods's injuries were moderate. Woods was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 1995 Geo Prisim driven by Thomas Woods was total. It was removed by Terrys Towing of Springfield. The damage to the 2007 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Kathryn Stewart was total. It was removed by Ez Towing of Willard.
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 180103228 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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Woods 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 Woods 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