Kaley Pirkle of Fulton, Missouri was injured on Thursday, July 5th 2018 at 6:50 pm in Cole County, Missouri. Pirkle is a 14-year-old girl.
In the crash, Pirkle was a passenger. The crash happened here: Route T 27 feet south of Henwick Lane. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 3 [THE 2014 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE DRIVEN BY PATRICIA SCHULTE] WAS STOPPED AT AN INTERSECTION WAITING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 TOYOTA CAMY DRIVEN BY SARAH HENDERSON] WAS STOPPED BEHIND VEHICLE 3 [THE 2014 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE DRIVEN BY PATRICIA SCHULTE]. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1995 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS DRIVEN BY AUSTIN JOHNSON] STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 TOYOTA CAMY DRIVEN BY SARAH HENDERSON], FORCING VEHICLE 2 [THE 2011 TOYOTA CAMY DRIVEN BY SARAH HENDERSON] INTO THE REAR OF VEHICLE 3 [THE 2014 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE DRIVEN BY PATRICIA SCHULTE]. ASSISTED BY TPR R.R. DOWD (932
Pirkle's injuries were moderate. Pirkle was taken by Cole County Ambulance to SSM Health Saint Mary’s Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Austin Johnson was extensive. The damage to the 2011 Toyota Camy driven by Sarah Henderson was total. It was removed by Broadway Towing. The damage to the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Patricia Schulte was moderate.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper A E Klempke of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180409969 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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Pirkle 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 Pirkle 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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