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Marilyn A Bettigrew of Alton, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, June 18th 2019 at 1:20 pm in Oregon County, Missouri. Bettigrew is a 49-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: US 63 two miles north of Koshkonong.
In the crash, Bettigrew was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2007 DODGE NITRO DRIVEN BY MELISSA ALLEN] WAS STOPPED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN AND WAS REAR-ENDED BY VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 PONTIAC G 6 DRIVEN BY CAMERON RUFF]
Bettigrew's injuries were minor. Bettigrew was taken by ambulance to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Pontiac G 6 driven by Cameron Ruff was total. It was removed by Zacks Auto Repair of Thayer Mo. The damage to the 2007 Dodge Nitro driven by Melissa Allen was total. It was removed by Foulks Towing of Alton Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D A Huffman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 190345034 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.
Bettigrew 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 Bettigrew 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