Celestial F Vandiver of Bloomfield, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, July 17th 2018 at 10:03 am in Dent County, Missouri. Vandiver is a 29-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Hwy 72 in Bunker.
In the crash, Vandiver was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 CHRYSLER 200 DRIVEN BY CELESTIAL VANDIVER] CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2003 FORD F 350 DRIVEN BY ROBERT ALBERTSON]. ASSISTED BY REYNOLDS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
Vandiver's injuries were minor. Vandiver was taken by Reynolds County EMS to Salem Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Chrysler 200 driven by Celestial Vandiver was extensive. It was removed by Whitakers Towing. The damage to the 2003 Ford F 350 driven by Robert Albertson was extensive. It was removed by Hills Metals and Motors.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T D Stewart of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180436217 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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Vandiver 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 Vandiver 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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