Herbert L Gooch of Ofallon, Missouri was injured on Sunday, July 1st 2018 at 11:32 am in Washington County, Missouri. Gooch is a 69-year-old man.
In the crash, Gooch was a driver. The crash happened here: Highway 185 0.3 miles north of Goose Creek Road. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 185. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 HARLEY DAVIDSON HERITAGE SOFTAIL CLASSIC DRIVEN BY HERBERT GOOCH] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY STRIKING A DITCH AND OVERTURNING. DRIVER 1 WAS EJECTED
Gooch's injuries were serious. Gooch was taken by Washington County Ambulance District to St anthonys Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 1998 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic driven by Herbert Gooch was moderate. It was removed by Takne Elliotts Motors.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper A J Shibley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180397702 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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Gooch 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 Gooch 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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