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David L McElarth of Cape Girardeau, MO was injured on Monday, December 26, 2022 at 7:43PM in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. McElarth is a 36-year-old man.
The crash happened here: I_55 Sb 113.2 MM.
In the crash, McElarth was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE TWO WAS STATIONARY IN ROADWAY AND VEHICLE ONE STRUCK REAR OF VEHICLE TWO
McElarth's injuries were moderate. McElarth was taken by Ambulance to St Francis Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Ram 1500 driven by Clark was total. It was removed by Removed By Cape County Towing. The damage to the 1996 Dodge Ram driven by Pilgram was total. It was removed by Removed By Christys Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr D M Wyatt of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220675146 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.
McElarth 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 McElarth 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