David A Rieker of Rock Island, Illinois was injured on Friday, February 23rd 2018 at 4:30 pm in Bates County, Missouri. Rieker is a 68-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Northbound Interstate 49 at 124.2 mile marker.
In the crash, Rieker was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
THE CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 AND VEHICLE #2 WERE TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 49. VEHICLE #1 CROSSED THE CENTERLINE, STRUCK THE SIDE OF VEHICLE #2, AND TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY INTO THE MEDIAN. ASSISTED BY TPR T C SMITH /1352/, BATES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, BATES COUNTY EMS, AND RICH HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE
Rieker's injuries were none. Rieker was not taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero driven by Patricia Brown was total. It was removed by Douty. The damage to the 2012 Freightliner Cascadia driven by David Rieker was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper H R Stevens of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180108182 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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Rieker 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 Rieker 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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