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Patrick M Rutsch of St. Peters, MO was injured on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 1:12PM in St. Charles County, Missouri. Rutsch is a 28-year-old man.
The crash happened here: eastbound Interstate 70 at Zumbehl.
In the crash, Rutsch was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 WAS STOPPED IN LANE 1 FROM A PREVIOUS CRASH FACING WESTBOUND IN THE EASTBOUND LANE. VEHICLE 1 WAS THEN STRUCK BY VEHICLE 2 IN LANE 1. VEHICLE 2 THEN STRUCK VEHICLE 3. VEHICLE 4 STRUCK VEHICLE 1 IN LANE 1 AND PUSHED VEHICLE 1 INTO LANE 2 WHERE IT WAS STRUCK BY VEHICLE 5.
Rutsch's injuries were serious. Rutsch was taken by St Charles County Ambulance to Depaul Hosptial.
The police said the damage to the 2020 Hyundai Elantra driven by Wilson was moderate. It was removed by Towed To/By A1 Towing. The damage to the 2011 Dodge Grand Cavavan driven by Wheeler was total. It was removed by Towed To/By A1 Towing. The damage to the 2008 Pontiac G6 driven by Rutsch was total. It was removed by Towed To/By A1 Towing. The damage to the 2006 Peterbilt 378 driven by Wehde was moderate. It was removed by Towed To/By A1 Towing. The damage to the 2022 Kenworth W9 driven by Lindsey was minor. It was removed by Driven From Scene.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr D H Bert of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220184059 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.
Rutsch 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 Rutsch 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