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Hunter L Martin of Winston, MO was injured on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 4:35PM in Dekalb County, Missouri. Martin is a 36-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Eb US 36 at Fairview Rd – 2 miles W of Osborn.
In the crash, Martin was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS DRIVER 1 FELL ASLEEP CAUSING VEHICLE 1 TO TRAVEL OFF THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 THEN COLLIDED WITH VEHICLE 2 AS VEHICLE 2 WAS TURNING NORTH ONTO FAIRVIEW RD. VEHICLE 2 TRAVELLED OFF THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS FACING EAST. VEHICLE 1 CROSSED US 36 AND CAME TO REST OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROADWAY FACING EAST. ASSISTED BY SGT. .R.A. SHERMAN (1136) AND DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
Martin's injuries were minor. Martin was not taken to the hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1996 Ford F350 driven by Martin was total. It was removed by Towed By Scotty’S Towing. The damage to the 2006 Ford F150 driven by Arnold was total. It was removed by Towed By Scotty’S Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl S J Cool of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220159362 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).
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Martin 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 Martin 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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