Ethan M Brown of Pierce City, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, July 11th 2018 at 4:45 pm in Greene County, Missouri. Brown is a 16-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: James River Freeway 0.2 miles west of Farm Road 135.
In the crash, Brown was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN BY NANCY POWELL] SLOWED AND STOPPED BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 GMC YUKON DRIVEN BY LOUIS BROWN] THEN STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN BY NANCY POWELL]
Brown's injuries were minor. Brown was taken by EMS to Cox South Hospital Springfield, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2004 GMC Yukon driven by Louis Brown was moderate. The damage to the 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by Nancy Powell was extensive. It was removed by Henrys Towing Springfield Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal K D Walters of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180423435 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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Brown 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 Brown 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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