James H Beck of Blairstown, Missouri was injured on Sunday, June 17th 2018 at 6:50 pm in Johnson County, Missouri. Beck is a 19-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO-58 at Route O.
In the crash, Beck was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER DRIVEN BY TAMATHA DUNCAN] FAILED TO STOP FOR A STOP SIGN AND DROVE INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2001 FORD EXPEDITION DRIVEN BY JEFFERY HOOVER]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2001 FORD EXPEDITION DRIVEN BY JEFFERY HOOVER] STRUCK THE RIGHT REAR PORTION OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER DRIVEN BY TAMATHA DUNCAN]. BOTH VEHICLES TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED. ASSISTED BY CPL R. W. SHAUL /528/ AND JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Beck's injuries were minor. Beck was taken to Research Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2001 Mercury Mountaineer driven by Tamatha Duncan was total. It was removed by Rons Tow. The damage to the 2001 Ford Expedition driven by Jeffery Hoover was total. It was also removed by Rons Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper C D Parrott of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180367021 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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Beck 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 Beck 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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