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Columbus L Smith of Collinsville, IL was injured on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 8:02AM in Cooper County, Missouri. Smith is a 62-year-old man.
The crash happened here: 108.0 MM Interstate 70 eastbound.
In the crash, Smith was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 WAS APPROACHING CONGESTED TRAFFIC DUE TO A PREVIOUS ACCIDENT IN THE AREA AND DRIVER 1 APPLIED THE BRAKE TO AVOID A COLLISION. VEHICLE 1 OVERTURNED AND EJECTED DRIVER 1.
Smith's injuries were minor. Smith was not taken to the hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by Smith was moderate. It was removed by Driven From Scene.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl N D Wallace of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220441689 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.
Smith 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 Smith 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