Donald M Powell of Aurora, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 22nd 2018 at 6:50 am in Greene County, Missouri. Powell is a 84-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Rt M four tenths of a mile miles west of Battlefield.
In the crash, Powell was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 TRAVELED ACROSS THE CENTER LINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE #2 HEAD-ON
Powell's injuries were moderate. Powell was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital of Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Mercury Milan driven by Elizabeth Little was total. It was removed by Henrys Towing of Springfield. The damage to the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Donald Powell was extensive. It was also removed by Henrys Towing of Springfield.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D W Henley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180105289 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Powell 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 Powell 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