George W Payne of Wentzville, Missouri was injured on Sunday, June 24th 2018 at 9:15 am in Marion County, Missouri. Payne is a 87-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Route J five miles northwest of Philadelphia.
In the crash, Payne was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY MICHAEL GUSTIN] AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2001 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY GEORGE PAYNE] MET NEAR THE CENTER OF ROAD AND COLLIDED HEAD-ON. ASSISTED BY CPL GRIFFIN #429, TPR FULLER #537, MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, PALMYRA FIRE DEPARTMENT, MARION COUNTY AMBULANCE, LIFE FLIGHT SERVICES
Payne's injuries were moderate. Payne was taken to Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Il.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Michael Gustin was total. It was removed by Parts Towing Palmyra Mo. The damage to the 2001 Ford F 150 driven by George Payne was total. It was removed by Roberts Garage Durham Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Hitt of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180381788 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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Payne 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 Payne 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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