Jacob R See of Lees Summit, Missouri was injured on Thursday, July 5th 2018 at 9:34 am in Cooper County, Missouri. See is a 12-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: 91.6 mile marker Interstate 70 Eastbound.
In the crash, See was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
**FATALITY CRASH, NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED*** VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 CHEVROLET CRUZ DRIVEN BY JAMES SMITH] WAS SLOWING TO A STOP DUE TO A CRASH THAT WAS OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROADWAY VEHICLE 2 [THE 2014 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY DRIVEN BY THOMAS SEE] FAILED TO SEE VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 CHEVROLET CRUZ DRIVEN BY JAMES SMITH] SLOWING AND STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 CHEVROLET CRUZ DRIVEN BY JAMES SMITH]. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2016 CHEVROLET CRUZ DRIVEN BY JAMES SMITH] THEN SPUN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK PARKED VEHICLE 3 [THE 2012 HONDA CIVIC DRIVEN BY NO NO DRIVER]. VICTIMS WERE PRONOUNCED AT THE SCENE BY COOPER COUNTY CORONER JAMES HURT AT 0938. ASSISTED BY TPR. A. M. RICHERSON (759), TPR. N. W. MARCH (762), CPL L. R. DANCY (1362) AND LT. D. L. CLARDY (62). THIS IS TROOP F’S 1ST AND 2ND FATALITY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY AND THE 31ST AND 32ND FOR 2018
See's injuries were minor. See was taken by ambulance to Cooper County Memorial.
The police said the damage to the 2016 Chevrolet Cruz driven by James Smith was total. It was removed by Nash Towing. The damage to the 2014 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Thomas See was extensive. It was also removed by Nash Towing. The damage to the 2012 Honda Civic with no driver was moderate. It was also removed by Nash Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trp T O Mitchell Major Crash Investigation Unit Sergeant G D Ward and Sergeant P W Meyers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180408718 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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See 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 See 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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