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Gerald T Ardrey of Troy, MO was injured on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 7:15AM in Pike County, Missouri. Ardrey is a 46-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 54 east of Route Uu.
In the crash, Ardrey was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 WAS SLOWING FOR ANOTHER VEHICLE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN. DRIVER 2 WAS FOLLOWING VEHICLE 1 TOO CLOSELY AND DISTRACTED BY A CELL PHONE. DRIVER 2 DID NOT OBSERVE VEHICLE 1 SLOWING. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 STRUCK THE TOWED UNIT OF VEHICLE 1. BOTH VEHICLES WERE MOVED TO THE RIGHT SHOULDER PRIOR TO MY ARRIVAL.
Ardrey's injuries were minor. Ardrey was taken by Pike County Ems to Pike County Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2003 International Ma025 driven by Viverette was extensive. It was removed by Towed By/To Roberts Garage. The damage to the 2003 Peterbilt 379 driven by Ardrey was minor. It was removed by Driven From Scene.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr D M Bochucinski of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220311955 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.
Ardrey 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 Ardrey 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