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Joseph L Hammond of Independence, MO was killed on Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 6:32PM in Jackson County, Missouri. Hammond is a 55-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 24 west of Burnley Road.
In the crash, Hammond was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY CRASH – NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED – TROOP A FATAL CRASH #11 AND FATALITY #12 – CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 TRAVELLED OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK THE CONCRETE BARRIER. DRIVER 1 WAS EJECTED. SUBJECT PRONOUNCED AT CENTERPOINT BY DR ALLISON J BARFUSS AT 1912 HOURS. ASSISTED BY JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Hammond's injuries were fatal. Hammond was taken by EMS to Centerpoint Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 1996 Harley Davidson driven by Hammond was total. It was removed by Jim’S Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr C A Cundiff of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220177453 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.
Hammond's family may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, family members can recover money for the loss of a loved one—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Hammond's family to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claims, which will help with the recovery. For More Information Watch How Much is My Wrongful Death Claim Worth?.
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