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Carolee Apperson of Roach, MO was injured on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 1:20PM in Camden County, Missouri. Apperson is a 85-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Highway 7 north of Granger Road.
In the crash, Apperson was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A DITCH AND OVERTURNED. ASSISTED BY TPR. S.C. LATTURE (640)
Apperson's injuries were serious. Apperson was taken by Lake West Ambulance District to Lake Regional Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2004 Buick Rendezvous driven by Apperson was total. It was removed by Towed By Climax Tire And Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl B J Blankenbeker of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220405093 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.
Apperson 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 Apperson 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