A two-vehicle collision on Missouri Route 25 sent an Essex man to the hospital Monday afternoon.
According to the Bloomfield Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Junior H. Surphace, 60, drove a 1997 Isuzu north on Missouri Route 25. Mr. Surphace attempted to make a left turn into a private drive about 3:45 p.m. He was hit by a 2011 Nissan driven by 56-year-old Bloomfield resident Stephen R. Underwood traveling north.
The collision forced the Isuzu to roll.
Mr. Surphace was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for treatment of his moderate injuries. Mr. Underwood was not injured.
The exact location of this accident has not been released.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, drivers over 55 were involved in 10,457 personal injury accidents in 2009. A total of 15,616 people were injured in those crashes.
Seeing a copy of the Missouri accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Missouri Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Missouri accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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