Aaron A Craven of Seneca, Missouri was injured on Sunday, February 25th 2018 at 3:50 pm in Newton County, Missouri. Craven is a 17-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Highway 43, 3 miles south of Joplin.
In the crash, Craven was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 STRUCK VEHICLE #2 IN THE REAR
Craven's injuries were minor. Craven was taken to Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Kia Rio driven by Seth Shettlesworth was extensive. It was removed by Dougs Wrecker Seneca. The damage to the 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Aaron Craven was extensive. It was also removed by Dougs Wrecker Seneca.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K L Knight of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180112286 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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Craven 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 Craven 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