Kevin J Rowden of Dixon, Missouri was injured on Thursday, June 21st 2018 at 8:45 am in Laclede County, Missouri. Rowden is a 52-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Hwy 32 23 miles east of Lebanon.
In the crash, Rowden was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
BOTH DRIVERS WERE WORKING FOR THE SAME CONTRACTOR, WORKING ON A PAVING PROJECT. FOLLOWING A MIS-COMMUNICATION, BOTH DRIVERS BELIEVED THEY WERE CLEARED TO TRAVEL THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1985 FREIGHTLINER DUMP TRUCK DRIVEN BY VICKIE WALTERS] WAS WESTBOUND ON HWY 32 AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 WESTERN STAR DUMP TRUCK DRIVEN BY KEVIN ROWDEN] WAS EASTBOUND ON HWY 32. VEHICLES 1 AND 2 MET ON A CURVE AND STRUCK EACH OTHER HEAD ON
Rowden's injuries were minor. Rowden was taken by A private Party to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon.
The police said the damage to the 1985 Freightliner Dump Truck driven by Vickie Walters was moderate. It was removed by Steves Towing. The damage to the 2015 Western Star Dump Truck driven by Kevin Rowden was moderate. It was removed by C S Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J C Southwood of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180374077 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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Rowden 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 Rowden 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