Jcolby A Thomas of Lilbourn, Missouri was injured on Sunday, June 24th 2018 at 12:05 pm in Stoddard County, Missouri. Thomas is a 7-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: MO 25, 3 miles north of Bernie.
In the crash, Thomas was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE DRIVEN BY SHELANGUS VANZUYDAM] LOST CONTROL ON WET ROADWAY, RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK TWO TREES
Thomas's injuries were moderate. Thomas was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Cadillac Escalade driven by Shelangus Vanzuydam was total. It was removed by Tillmans Wrecker Bernie.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper C A Cook of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180382068 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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Thomas 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 Thomas 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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