Johnny C Bowens of St Charles, Missouri was injured on Friday, June 29th 2018 at 2:51 pm in St Louis County, Missouri. Bowens is a 75-year-old man.
In the crash, Bowens was a passenger. The crash happened here: Westbound 70 on the Blanchette Bridge. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 GMC CANYON DRIVEN BY JOSEPH FRIEDRICH] WAS STOPPED IN THE LEFT LANE. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 SUBARU LEGACY DRIVEN BY ERIK LAWSON] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 GMC CANYON DRIVEN BY JOSEPH FRIEDRICH]. VEHICLE 3 [THE 2010 JEEP PATRIOT DRIVEN BY CAITLYN STRUCKHOFF] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 SUBARU LEGACY DRIVEN BY ERIK LAWSON]. VEHICLE 4 [THE 2013 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY KAREN BOWENS] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2010 JEEP PATRIOT DRIVEN BY CAITLYN STRUCKHOFF]. VEHICLE 5 [THE 2005 BUICK LACROSSE DRIVEN BY LUKE BONDI] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 4 [THE 2013 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY KAREN BOWENS]. VEHICLE 6 [THE 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE DRIVEN BY TRAVIS BEAL] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 5 [THE 2005 BUICK LACROSSE DRIVEN BY LUKE BONDI]. VEHICLE 7 [THE 2002 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY GREGORY MARSTALL] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 6 [THE 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE DRIVEN BY TRAVIS BEAL]. ASSISTED BY MSGT. J.R. DIFFEE (496) AND TPR. B.G. GROVES (837)
Bowens's injuries were minor. Bowens was taken by Pattonville Ambulance to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital St Charles.
The police said the damage to the 2009 GMC Canyon driven by Joseph Friedrich was minor. The damage to the 2011 Subaru Legacy driven by Erik Lawson was minor. The damage to the 2010 Jeep Patriot driven by Caitlyn Struckhoff was minor. The damage to the 2013 Nissan Altima driven by Karen Bowens was minor. It was removed by Hoods. The damage to the 2005 Buick Lacrosse driven by Luke Bondi was minor. The damage to the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Travis Beal was minor. The damage to the 2002 Ford F 150 driven by Gregory Marstall was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper C J Mendez of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180392647 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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Bowens 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 Bowens 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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