Gary R Richards of Neosho, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, July 17th 2018 at 3:55 pm in Daviess County, Missouri. Richards is a 63-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 35 northbound 59.2 mile marker -5 miles north of Cameron.
In the crash, Richards was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA DRIVEN BY GARY RICHARDS] WAS NORTHBOUND ON I-35. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA DRIVEN BY GARY RICHARDS] LOST CONTROL, RAN OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TREE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA DRIVEN BY GARY RICHARDS] CAME TO REST FACING NORTH. ASSISTED BY SGT. J.S. JOHNSON (513), TPR. A.D. MARTIN (701), AND DAVIESS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Richards's injuries were serious. Richards was taken by Daviess County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara driven by Gary Richards was total. It was removed by Bridgemans.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal J M Cross of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180437047 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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Richards 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 Richards 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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