Bernie L Gray of St Louis, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, June 19th 2018 at 3:33 pm in St Louis County, Missouri. Gray is a 38-year-old man.
In the crash, Gray was a driver. The crash happened here: Interstate 270 southbound on the ramp to Interstate 70. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU DRIVEN BY JEFFREY NOWAK] WAS TRAVELING IN THE LEFT LANE SOUTH I-270 ON THE RAMP TO I-70 EAST. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 GMC TERRAIN DRIVEN BY BERNIE GRAY] WAS TRAVELING IN THE RIGHT LANE SOUTH I-270 ON THE RAMP TO I-70 EAST. DRIVER 2 FELL ASLEEP AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 GMC TERRAIN DRIVEN BY BERNIE GRAY] EXITED THE ROADWAY TO THE RIGHT AND STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU DRIVEN BY JEFFREY NOWAK] TRAVELED LEFT INTO THE RIGHT LANE AND THE RIGHT FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 GMC TERRAIN DRIVEN BY BERNIE GRAY] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU DRIVEN BY JEFFREY NOWAK]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 GMC TERRAIN DRIVEN BY BERNIE GRAY] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY
Gray's injuries were moderate. Gray was taken by Pattonville Fire Ambulance to SSM Health DePaul Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Jeffrey Nowak was extensive. It was removed by Hoods Towing. The damage to the 2012 GMC Terrain driven by Bernie Gray was total. It was also removed by Hoods Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J V Bondurant of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180368258 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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Gray 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 Gray 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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