Steven T Thornton of Rolla, Missouri was injured on Sunday, February 25th 2018 at 1:52 pm in Phelps County, Missouri. Thornton is a 46-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Hwy B 3 miles north of St James.
In the crash, Thornton was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
THE CRASH OCCURRED AS DRIVER 1 SWERVED TO AVOID A DEER IN THE ROAD, RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD, STRUCK THE DITCH AND A CULVERT
Thornton's injuries were minor. Thornton was not taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Chevrolet Astro Van driven by Steven Thornton was minor. It was removed by Spurgeons Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B N Crawford of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180111940 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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Thornton 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 Thornton 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