Jeffery S Pitts of Rolla, Missouri was injured on Monday, June 18th 2018 at 6:20 pm in Crawford County, Missouri. Pitts is a 40-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Hwy C 831 feet west of Highway P.
In the crash, Pitts was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE DRIVEN BY DONNI SIECKMANN] VISION WAS OBSTRUCTED BY THE SUN. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE DRIVEN BY DONNI SIECKMANN] STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE MERCIER GALAXY SC 3 BICYCLE DRIVEN BY JEFFERY PITTS]
Pitts's injuries were moderate. Pitts was taken by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital St Louis Missouri.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Cadillac Escalade driven by Donni Sieckmann was minor. It was removed by Diven. The damage to the Mercier Galaxy Sc 3 Bicycle driven by Jeffery Pitts was total. It was removed by Transported Fire Departmant Fire Station.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper R T Smith of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180368969 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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Pitts 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 Pitts 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