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Charles M Ortmann of St Louis, MO was injured on Friday, June 03, 2022 at 5:50PM in Jefferson County, Missouri. Ortmann is a 67-year-old man.
The crash happened here: westbound Route M west of US-61.
In the crash, Ortmann was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #3 CROSSED THE CENTER LANE LINE AND TRAVELED INTO THE WESTBOUND LANE OF TRAVEL. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #3 STRUCK THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #1. VEHICLE #3 CONTINUED EASTBOUND IN THE WESTBOUND LANE OF TRAVEL AND STRUCK THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #2.
Ortmann's injuries were minor. Ortmann was taken by Rock Township Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Courtois was total. It was removed by Towed By Ives. The damage to the 2019 Ford Mustang driven by Pratt was total. It was removed by Towed By Leos. The damage to the 2006 Buick Rendezvous driven by Ortmann was total. It was removed by Towed By Leos.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr T Brewer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220289420 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.
Ortmann 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 Ortmann 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