James G Reed of St Charles, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, February 21st 2018 at 5:35 am in St Charles County, Missouri. Reed is a 55-year-old man.
In the crash, Reed was a driver. The crash happened here: Interstate 70 westbound at Highway K. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 PETERBILT 337 DRIVEN BY N A N/A] WAS STATIONARY WITH EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT ACTIVATED. DRIVER 1 WAS OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE, ASSISTING WITH REMOVING A VEHICLE FROM THE ROADWAY. DRIVER 2 WAS TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR THE CONDITIONS AND LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 GMC ENVOY DRIVEN BY JAMES REED] ON THE ICE COVERED ROADWAY. THE RIGHT REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 GMC ENVOY DRIVEN BY JAMES REED] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 PETERBILT 337 DRIVEN BY N A N/A]. THE RIGHT REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 GMC ENVOY DRIVEN BY JAMES REED] THEN STRUCK PEDESTRIAN 1. PEDESTRIAN 1 WAS THROWN AGAINST VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 PETERBILT 337 DRIVEN BY N A N/A] AND CAME TO REST IN LANE 4 OF INTERSTATE 70 WESTBOUND. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 GMC ENVOY DRIVEN BY JAMES REED] TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK THE MEDIAN WALL. ASSISTED BY TPR. A.T. BORGIC (192), TPR. B.P. WAASO (1452), AND TPR. J.T. LUKOWSKI (360)
Reed's injuries were minor. Reed was taken by St Charles County Ambulance to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital Lake St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Peterbilt 337 driven by N A N/a was minor. The damage to the 2005 GMC Envoy driven by James Reed was extensive. It was removed by A 1 Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper P T Harms of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180103535 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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Reed 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 Reed 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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