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Richard J Templemire of Pilot Grove, MO was injured on Monday, May 09, 2022 at 2:23PM in Cooper County, Missouri. Templemire is a 62-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Bellair Road .25 mile west of Bluebird Road.
In the crash, Templemire was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND AND VEHICLE 2 WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON THE SAME GRAVEL ROAD. BOTH VEHICLES WERE DRIVING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AS THEY APPROACHED A CURVE. BOTH DRIVERS BRAKED, ATTEMPTING TO AVOID THE OTHER VEHICLE. BOTH VEHICLES STRUCK ONE ANOTHER AND VEHICLE 1 EXITED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK THREE TREES. ASSISTED BY THE COOPER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.
Templemire's injuries were minor. Templemire was taken by Cooper County Ambulance to University Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2020 Chevrolet 3500 driven by Templemire was total. It was removed by Towed By Nash Towing. The damage to the 2015 Ford F550 driven by Cooper was moderate. It was removed by Driven From The Scene.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl A M Richerson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220234683 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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Templemire 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 Templemire 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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