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John C Cheatham of Leavenworth, KS was injured on Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 8:50AM in Buchanan County, Missouri. Cheatham is a 57-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Nb Interstate 29 at the 42.6 mile marker approximately 1 mile south of St. Joseph.
In the crash, Cheatham was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEH#1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON I-29 AND TRAVELLED OFF THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND CONTINUED NORTHBOUND IN THE MEDIAN. OCC#1 JUMPED OUT OF VEH#1 INTO THE PASSING LANE OF I-29 AND WAS STRUCK BY VEH#2. VEH#1 STRUCK A BARRIER AND CAME TO REST IN THE MEDIAN FACING NORTH. VEH#2 CONTINUED NORTHBOUND WITHOUT STOPPING. ASSISTED BY SGT. R.P. DUDECK (516), TPR. S.J. FORCE (316), BUCHANAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, AND BUCHANAN COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE.
Cheatham's injuries were serious. Cheatham was taken by Buchanan County to Ems.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Lane was moderate. It was removed by Towed By Logan Auto Repair And Towing. The damage to the Unk driven by Unk was -. It was removed by Unk.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl D R Reuter of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220169955 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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Cheatham 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 Cheatham 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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