William H Dunlap of Amoret, Missouri was injured on Friday, February 23rd 2018 at 11:20 am in Bates County, Missouri. Dunlap is a 80-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Southbound Interstate 49 at the 138.2 mile marker.
In the crash, Dunlap was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
THE CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 AND VEHICLE #2 WERE TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 49. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #2 STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE #1. ASSISTED BY TPR D J JACKSON /456/, BATES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, BATES COUNTY EMS, AND BUTLER VOLUNTEER FIRE
Dunlap's injuries were moderate. Dunlap was taken by Bates County EMS to Bates County Memorial.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Ford Ranger driven by William Dunlap was extensive. It was removed by Dons Tow. The damage to the 2012 Petebilt driven by Jedariah Stipp 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 180107548 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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Dunlap 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 Dunlap 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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