Colton T Johannes of Stover, Missouri was injured on Thursday, June 28th 2018 at 10:50 am in Pettis County, Missouri. Johannes is a 17-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Route M 1/2 a mile north of Route A.
In the crash, Johannes was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 NISSAN PATHFINDER DRIVEN BY RUBEN RUBIO] TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RD OVERCORRECTED THEN WENT OFF LEFT SIDE OF ROAD, STRIKING A DITCH AND OVER TURNED. DRIVER 1 AND PASSENGER 1 WERE BOTH EJECTED
Johannes's injuries were moderate. Johannes was taken by Pettis County EMS to University of Missouri.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Ruben Rubio was total. It was removed by Dons Truck Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J W Hunter of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180389878 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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Johannes 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 Johannes 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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