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Kerry A Turpin of Sedalia, MO was injured on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 3:05PM in Pettis County, Missouri. Turpin is a 70-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Sacajawea Road, 0.5 mile west of US-65.
In the crash, Turpin was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEH1 AND VEH2 SIDESWIPED EACH OTHER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROADWAY.
Turpin's injuries were minor. Turpin was not taken to the hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Ford F350 driven by Simmons was minor. It was removed by Driven From Scene. The damage to the 2001 Ford Ranger driven by Turpin was moderate. It was removed by State Fair Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Msgt M D Degraffenreid of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220182578 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.
Turpin 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 Turpin 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