Cody L Smith of Doniphan, Missouri was injured on Thursday, July 5th 2018 at 7:25 am in Mississippi County, Missouri. Smith is a 26-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Missouri Highway 80 at Highway 77.
In the crash, Smith was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 MACK DRIVEN BY BUD ELLIS] FAILED TO STOP AT A STOP SIGN AND STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY CODY SMITH]. VEHICLES 1 AND 2 BOTH STRUCK A DITCH AND OVERTURNED
Smith's injuries were moderate. Smith was taken by EMS to St Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Ford F 150 driven by Cody Smith was total. It was removed by D and K Wrecker. The damage to the 2005 Mack driven by Bud Ellis was total. It was removed by Franks Tire and Wrecker Bardwell Ky.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant M A Winder of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180408459 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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Smith 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 Smith 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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