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Charles W Cornwell of Omaha, MO was injured on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 10:15PM in Holt County, Missouri. Cornwell is a 74-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US-159 – 5 miles north of forrest City.
In the crash, Cornwell was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEH 1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON US-159 AND TRAVELED OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VEH 1 STRUCK A GUARD RAIL, TRAVELED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND BEGAN TO OVERTURN. VEH 1 STRUCK A CONCRETE BRIDGE SUPPORT COLUMN AND CAME TO REST ON ITS TOP OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF US-159 FACING SOUTH. ASSISTED BY HOLT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
Cornwell's injuries were serious. Cornwell was taken by Atchison Holt Ems to Mosaic Life Care St. Joseph.
The police said the damage to the 2021 Toyota Prius driven by Cornwell was total. It was removed by Towed By Double D Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl T L Shupe of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220100917 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.
Cornwell 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 Cornwell 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