Jason J Kennedy of Edwards, Missouri was injured on Thursday, July 12th 2018 at 8:30 am in Camden County, Missouri. Kennedy is a 3-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Route Z 1 mile north of MO 7.
In the crash, Kennedy was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED–OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN DRIVEN BY KEVIN KENNEDY] CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 FORD EDGE DRIVEN BY RONALD RHODES] HEAD-ON. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN DRIVEN BY KEVIN KENNEDY] THEN OVERTURNED AND BARFIELD WAS PARTIALLY EJECTED. SUBJECT WAS PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY CAMDEN COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER DEE BALLARD AT 0950. THIS IS TROOP F’S 3RD FATALITY FOR JULY AND 33RD FOR 2018. ASSISTED BY TPR S. W. MAHANEY (921), TPR J. R. HARDY (615), CPL B. J. BLANKENBEKER (895), TPR R. M. MALONE (1274). TPR H. M. MCDANIEL (1416), TPR M. R. LAWSON (831) AND SGT G. T. CURNES (818) AND SGT S. R. RICHARDSON (753) WITH THE MAJOR CRASH INVESTIGATION UNIT
Kennedy's injuries were minor. Kennedy was taken to Lake Regional Hospital Osage Beach, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Kevin Kennedy was total. It was removed by Dales Automotive Camdenton Mo. The damage to the 2015 Ford Edge driven by Ronald Rhodes was total. It was also removed by Dales Automotive Camdenton Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper M R Parker of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180424599 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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Kennedy 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 Kennedy 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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