Samuel Harding of Platte City, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, July 4th 2018 at 4:32 pm in Clay County, Missouri. Harding is a 17-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: M 92 westbound just east of Tillman Road.
In the crash, Harding was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS ALL THREE VEHICLES WERE WESTBOUND ON M 92. VEHICLE 3 [THE 2008 FORD DRIVEN BY MCKINLEY HOPKINS] CAME TO A STOP TO TURN LEFT. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2006 FORD DRIVEN BY SAMUEL HARDING] CAME TO A STOP BEHIND VEH 3. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 HONDA DRIVEN BY FRANCISCO ESTRAEA-ORTIZ] OVERTOOK AND STRUCK THE REAR OF VEH 2 PUSHING VEH 2 INTO VEH 3. ASSISTED BY SMITHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Harding's injuries were moderate. Harding was taken by Nrad EMS to Liberty Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Honda driven by Francisco Estraea-Ortiz was total. It was removed by Gt Smithville. The damage to the 2006 Ford driven by Samuel Harding was total. It was also removed by Gt Smithville. The damage to the 2008 Ford driven by Mckinley Hopkins was moderate. It was also removed by Gt Smithville.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal C O Tubbs of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180406981 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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Harding 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 Harding 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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