Grace B Struttman of Washington, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, July 4th 2018 at 6:25 pm in Gasconade County, Missouri. Struttman is a 17-year-old girl.
In the crash, Struttman was a passenger. The crash happened here: Cattleman Road — 1.5 miles east of MO 19. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 POLARIS SPORTSMAN DRIVEN BY ALEXANDER DICKINSON] WAS TRAVELLING WESTBOUND AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 1968 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER TRACTOR MODEL 1066 DRIVEN BY DALE SCHULTE] WAS TRAVELLING EASTBOUND ON CATTLEMAN ROAD. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 POLARIS SPORTSMAN DRIVEN BY ALEXANDER DICKINSON] STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 1968 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER TRACTOR MODEL 1066 DRIVEN BY DALE SCHULTE]’S IMPLEMENT. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 POLARIS SPORTSMAN DRIVEN BY ALEXANDER DICKINSON] CROSSED THE CENTER OF THE ROADWAY, TRAVELLED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, AND CAME TO REST IN A DITCH
Struttman's injuries were moderate. Struttman was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Polaris Sportsman driven by Alexander Dickinson was total. It was removed by Harveys Towing. The damage to the 1968 International Harvester Tractor Model 1066 driven by Dale Schulte was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper E T Hane of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180407448 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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Struttman 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 Struttman 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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