Cash E Young of Carthage, Missouri was injured on Monday, June 18th 2018 at 10:45 am in Barry County, Missouri. Young is a 17-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Private Driveway west of MO-39, 4 miles south of Shell Knob.
In the crash, Young was a pedestrian. The police described the crash like this:
PEDESTRIAN / VEHICLE CRASH. OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 BACKING WESTBOUND COLLIDED INTO THE PEDESTRIAN AND THEN VEHICLE #2. THE PEDESTRIAN THEN FELL UNDERNEATH VEHICLE #1
Young's injuries were serious. Young was taken to airlifted Mercy Hospital, Springfield.
The police said the damage to the Kenworth Dumptruck driven by Todd Chitwood was moderate. It was removed by Randys Towing Berryville Arkansas. The damage to the Neal 8 to 14 Foot Paving Machine with no driver was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant Horton of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180367979 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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Young 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 Young 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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