Adam J Kukielka of Timberlake, Carolina was injured on Thursday, June 28th 2018 at 3:40 pm in Taney County, Missouri. Kukielka is a 10-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Hwy 86 one mile west of Ridgedale.
In the crash, Kukielka was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS #1 FAILED TO YIELD AND TURNED LEFT IN FRONT OF #2 STRIKING IT HEAD ON. #3 ATTEMPTED TO AVOID BUT WAS STRUCK BY #2. ASSISTED BYMSGT S.R. ROWE #400, TPR T.A. BIBLE #264, WESTERN TANEY COUNTY FIRE, AND TANEY COUNTY AMBULANCE
Kukielka's injuries were minor. Kukielka was taken by Taney County Ambulance to Cox Hospital of Branson.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Lexus SUV driven by Jordon Tracy was moderate. It was removed by All Time Towing. The damage to the 2012 Honda Accord driven by Carol Admas was extensive. It was also removed by All Time Towing. The damage to the 2005 Jeep Wrangler driven by Billy Badly was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J E Henderson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180390484 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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Kukielka 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 Kukielka 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