Michael L Cowen of Trorrington, Wyoming was injured on Sunday, July 1st 2018 at 7:10 pm in Cass County, Missouri. Cowen is a 10-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: I 49 at 63.4 mile marker.
In the crash, Cowen was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 FORD WINDSTAR DRIVEN BY ESSIE HAINES] AND 2 WERE TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON I-49 WITHIN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 PONTIAC G 6 DRIVEN BY NATHAN WILLIAMS] WAS STOPPED DUE TO THE CONGESTION. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 FORD WINDSTAR DRIVEN BY ESSIE HAINES] OVERTOOKAND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 PONTIAC G 6 DRIVEN BY NATHAN WILLIAMS]. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 FORD WINDSTAR DRIVEN BY ESSIE HAINES] CAME TO REST OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 PONTIAC G 6 DRIVEN BY NATHAN WILLIAMS] CAME TO A REST OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. ASSISTED BY CASS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
Cowen's injuries were moderate. Cowen was taken by Harrisonville EMS to Childrens Mercy.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Ford Windstar driven by Essie Haines was extensive. It was removed by Js Southland. The damage to the 2006 Pontiac G 6 driven by Nathan Williams was extensive. It was also removed by Js Southland.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant A J Bell of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180398759 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Cowen 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 Cowen 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