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Matthew S Nichols of Herculaneum, MO was injured on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 9:20PM in St. Louis County, Missouri. Nichols is a 35-year-old man.
The crash happened here: eastbound 100 and Route T.
In the crash, Nichols was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING EAST ON MISSOURI 100. VEHICLE 2 WAS STOPPED AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE T AND MISSOURI 100. DRIVER 2 PULLED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 1 AND THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 STRUCK THE LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE 2. THE IMPACT CAUSED VEHICLE 1 TO EXIT THE ROADWAY TO THE RIGHT AND STRIKE A POLE. VEHICLE 2 OVERTURNED ONTO ITS RIGHT SIDE. ASSISTED BY MASTER SGT. K. LICHAY (443) AND TROOPER Z. CHASTAIN 9652)
Nichols's injuries were moderate. Nichols was taken by Meramec Ambulance to Mercy Hospital St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2017 Ford F150 driven by Pollock was total. It was removed by Taken To/By Patriot Towing. The damage to the 2018 Dodge Caravan driven by Minton was total. It was removed by Taken To/By Patriot Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B T Dorff of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220397956 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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Nichols 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 Nichols 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