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Terrence L Ruck of Bismarck, MO was injured on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 12:51AM in Jefferson County, Missouri. Ruck is a 73-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 55 south of Mcnutt Street.
In the crash, Ruck was a pedestrian. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 WAS ROADSIDE FACING THE WRONG DIRECTION WITH PEDESTRIAN NEXT TO THE VEHICLE FROM A PREVIOUS CRASH. THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 2 STRUCK THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 CAUSING THE DOOR OF VEHICLE 1 TO STRIKE PEDESTRIAN 1. BOTH VEHICLE TRAVELLED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY INTO THE CABLE BARRIER.
Ruck's injuries were serious. Ruck was taken by Joachim Plattin Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital South.
The police said the damage to the 1979 Ford F150 Ranger driven by Bishop was total. It was removed by Taken To/By Mccains Towing. The damage to the 2015 Honda Crv driven by Ruck was total. It was removed by Taken To/By Mccains Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr S M Kmetz of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220654370 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.
Ruck 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 Ruck 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