Cody L Estes of Spickard, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, July 18th 2018 at 11:52 am in Mercer County, Missouri. Estes is a 13-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Private Property – east of US 65, approximately 1/2 mile south of Princeton.
In the crash, Estes was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1985 HONDA TRX 125 DRIVEN BY TYLER COFFMAN] WAS TRAVELLING UP A HILL, IN A PASTURE, ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND STRUCK A BUMP. THE FOOT OF OCCUPANT#1 SLIPPED OFF THE FOOT PEG, WENT UNDER THE REAR LEFT TIRE OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 1985 HONDA TRX 125 DRIVEN BY TYLER COFFMAN], AND OCCUPANT #1 WAS PULLED OFF THE ATV BY THE TIRE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1985 HONDA TRX 125 DRIVEN BY TYLER COFFMAN] CAME A CONTROLLED STOP. ASSISTED BY SGT. D.P. LITTLE (833) AND C.S. RILEY (1264)
Estes's injuries were minor. Estes was taken by Mercer County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 1985 Honda Trx 125 driven by Tyler Coffman was none.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal J C Gilliland of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180438601 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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Estes 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 Estes 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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