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Michael A Shields of Urbana, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, June 5th 2019 at 4:58 pm in Polk County, Missouri. Shields is a 29-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Rte D, 1/10th of a mile north of Polk.
In the crash, Shields was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE DRIVEN BY MICHAEL SHIELDS] TRAVELED OFF RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED
Shields's injuries were serious. Shields was taken by EMS to Mercy Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by Michael Shields was extensive. It was removed by Hickory County Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal S W Long of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 190317723 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Shields 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 Shields 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.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol