Cody B Arnold of Gallatin, Missouri was injured on Friday, July 13th 2018 at 12:21 pm in Daviess County, Missouri. Arnold is a 16-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: MO-6 at MO-13 south Jct in Gallatin.
In the crash, Arnold was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1999 FORD EXPEDITION DRIVEN BY CODY ARNOLD] WAS NORTHBOUND ON MO-13. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1999 FORD EXPEDITION DRIVEN BY CODY ARNOLD] ENTERED THE INTERSECTION OF MO-13 AND MO-6 AND ATTEMPTED A U-TURN IN THE PATH OF WESTBOUND VEHICLE 2 [THE 1994 KENWORTH TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVEN BY DARRELL SHEPHERD]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1994 KENWORTH TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVEN BY DARRELL SHEPHERD] STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 1999 FORD EXPEDITION DRIVEN BY CODY ARNOLD] IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1999 FORD EXPEDITION DRIVEN BY CODY ARNOLD] ROTATED COUNTER CLOCKWISE AND CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS FACING EAST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1994 KENWORTH TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVEN BY DARRELL SHEPHERD] CAME TO A CONTROLLED STOP ON THE NORTH SHOULDER OF MO-6. ASSISTED BY TRP. A.D. MARTIN (701), DAVIESS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, AND GALLATIN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Arnold's injuries were moderate. Arnold was taken by private vehicle to Cameron Regional Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 1999 Ford Expedition driven by Cody Arnold was total. It was removed by Owners Reqeust Bridgemans. The damage to the 1994 Kenworth Tractor Trailer driven by Darrell Shepherd was moderate.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant J S Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180427056 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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Arnold 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 Arnold 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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