Matthew L Soptic of Kansas City, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 15th 2018 at 8:45 am in Platte County, Missouri. Soptic is a 31-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 29 southbound at the 6.4 mile marker.
In the crash, Soptic was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 DODGE DRIVEN BY MATTHEW SOPTIC] WAS SOUTHBOUND ON I-29. DRIVER 1 LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 DODGE DRIVEN BY MATTHEW SOPTIC], CAUSING VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 DODGE DRIVEN BY MATTHEW SOPTIC] TO TRAVEL OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRIKE THE CONCRETE MEDIAN BARRIER. ASSISTED BY KANSAS CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Soptic's injuries were minor. Soptic was taken by Kansas City Fire to St Lukes on Barry Road.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Dodge driven by Matthew Soptic was total. It was removed by GT Tow Service.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper S S Gates of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180026920 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 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 or blacked out.
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Soptic 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 Soptic 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