Levi J McClain of Potosi, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, June 19th 2018 at 9:25 pm in Washington County, Missouri. McClain is a 18-year-old man.
In the crash, McClain was a passenger. The crash happened here: MO 21 at Route E. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 2 [THE 1991 PONTIAC 6000 DRIVEN BY JOSEPH PHELPS] WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON MISSOURI 21. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 CHEVROLET BLAZER DRIVEN BY JOSEPHINE RULO] WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON MISSOURI 21. DRIVER 1 ATTEMPTED TO TURN LEFT ONTO ROUTE E. THE FRONT LEFT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 CHEVROLET BLAZER DRIVEN BY JOSEPHINE RULO] STRUCK THE FRONT LEFT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 1991 PONTIAC 6000 DRIVEN BY JOSEPH PHELPS]
McClain's injuries were moderate. McClain was taken by private conveyance to Washington County Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Josephine Rulo was extensive. It was removed by Elliotts Towing. The damage to the 1991 Pontiac 6000 driven by Joseph Phelps was total. It was also removed by Elliotts Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal B M Beard of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180371359 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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McClain 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 McClain 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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