Albert F Emerick of Quincy, Illinois was injured on Thursday, July 12th 2018 at 3:42 pm in Marion County, Missouri. Emerick is a 86-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 24 in west Quincy.
In the crash, Emerick was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 CHRYSLER MINIVAN DRIVEN BY MICHAEL METCALF] WAS WESTBOUND ON US 24 AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 HONDA ACCORD DRIVEN BY ALBERT EMERICK] WAS SOUTHBOUND FROM THE AYERCO PARKING LOT. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 HONDA ACCORD DRIVEN BY ALBERT EMERICK] PULLED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 CHRYSLER MINIVAN DRIVEN BY MICHAEL METCALF]
Emerick's injuries were moderate. Emerick was taken by Marion County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Il..
The police said the damage to the 2006 Chrysler Minivan driven by Michael Metcalf was total. It was removed by Snyders Towing and Salvage. The damage to the 2008 Honda Accord driven by Albert Emerick was total. It was also removed by Snyders Towing and Salvage.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Walker of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180425622 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Emerick 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 Emerick 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