Gage M Mitchell of Independence, Missouri was injured on Saturday, June 23rd 2018 at 7:26 pm in Osage County, Missouri. Mitchell is a 23-year-old man.
In the crash, Mitchell was a driver. The crash happened here: US 50 148 feet west of Benton St. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 1990 HONDA MOTORCYCLE DRIVEN BY GAGE MITCHELL] FAILED TO NEGOTIATED A CURVE, CROSSED THE CENTER LINE, RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, AND STRUCK A CONCRETE RETAINING WALL AND OVERTURNED
Mitchell's injuries were serious. Mitchell was taken by Phelps Air Evac to University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1990 Honda Motorcycle driven by Gage Mitchell was extensive. It was removed by Owens Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper E T Hane of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180380697 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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Mitchell 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 Mitchell 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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