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Miles A Ruch of Craig, MO was injured on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 10:58AM in Buchanan County, Missouri. Ruch is a 70-year-old man.
The crash happened here: eastbound US 36 just west of 85th Road – 2 miles east of St. Joseph.
In the crash, Ruch was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEH1 WAS EASTBOUND ON US 36 AND TRAVELLED OFF OF THE NORTH SIDE OF ROADWAY INTO THE MEDIAN. VEH1 BEGAN SKIDDING ACROSS THE WESTBOUND LANES THEN WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND OVERTURNED. VEH1 CAME TO REST ON ITS TOP FACING NORTH. ASSISTED BY SGT. R. P. DUDECK (516).
Ruch's injuries were moderate. Ruch was taken by Buchanan Co Ems to Mosaic Life Care St. Joseph.
The police said the damage to the 1987 Ford F350 driven by Ruch was total. It was removed by Towed By Blue Knight.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr R A Allee of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220078280 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $6.90 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 (blacked out).
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Ruch 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 Ruch 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