Tristen J McCormick of Union, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, July 10th 2018 at 12:42 pm in Franklin County, Missouri. McCormick is a 8-year-old boy.
In the crash, McCormick was a passenger. The crash happened here: Route at east of Hill Top Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 1997 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS DRIVEN BY JENNIFER GRINSTEAD] WAS WESTBOUND ON ROUTE AT. DRIVER 1 LOST CONTROL ON A CURVE AND TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRIKING A SIGN, MAILBOX, AND EMBANKMENT AND OVERTURNED. ASSISTED BY TPR. M.T. SORIANO (1331), AND TPR. T.L. PETERS (1337
McCormick's injuries were moderate. McCormick was taken by Meramec Ambulance to St Louis Childrens Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Jennifer Grinstead was total. It was removed by Sturms Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal L J Keathley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180420713 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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McCormick 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 McCormick 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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