Elijah Fenton of Anderson, Missouri was injured on Thursday, July 5th 2018 at 1:50 pm in McDonald County, Missouri. Fenton is a 12-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Rt F 4 miles west of Anderson.
In the crash, Fenton was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD F 150 DRIVEN BY RACHEL FENTON] TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, OVERCORRECTED, RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY A SECOND TIME, AND STUCK A DITCH
Fenton's injuries were minor. Fenton was taken to intregris Hospital, Grove, Ok.
The police said the damage to the 1998 Ford F 150 driven by Rachel Fenton was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K L Knight of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180409247 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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Fenton 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 Fenton 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