Dustin A Hamlett of Kennett, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, February 21st 2018 at 12:03 am in Dunklin County, Missouri. Hamlett is a 38-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 25 2 miles south of Clarkton.
In the crash, Hamlett was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 GMC SIERRA DRIVEN BY DUSTIN HAMLETT] LOST CONTROL RAN OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A UTILITY POLE
Hamlett's injuries were moderate. Hamlett was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2009 GMC Sierra driven by Dustin Hamlett was extensive. It was removed by Allgood Wrecker.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T P Watson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180103460 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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Hamlett 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 Hamlett 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