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Thomas Edward Smith of Dakota City, Nebraska was involved in a crash on Tuesday, June 11th 2019 at 2:00 pm in Saline County, Kansas. Smith is a 59-year-old man.
In the crash, Smith was driving a 1998 Peterbuilt Semi. The crash happened here: I135 South bound at the 85.1 mile marker or 0.9 miles south of the Mentor Rd Exit. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 2 was passing Vehicle 1. Vehicle 1 swerved into vehicle 2, sideswiping it.
The police said that Smith had no apparent injury. Smith may have gone to the hospital.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas State Highway Patrol Trooper with badge number K44 wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned case number 2019-008686 to this crash. The KSHP charges $5.00 for each copy of the report plus additional fees of $2.00 for each witness statement. But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. In order to get the report through the KSHP website, you must create a Kansas.gov account and give them your credit card. You must agree to be subject to Kansas Statute 45-230: Unlawful Use of Names Derived from Public Records. This statute imposes on those subject to it "a civil penalty in an action brought by the attorney general or county or district attorney" of up to "$500 for each violation."
Smith may have an insurance claim against SONOF1GUN, EMCASCO or another insurance company. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance companies. 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. In Kansas, Personal Injury Protection (PIP or No-fault) pays for medical expenses, rehabilitation, funeral expenses, lost wages, and in-home assistance for the driver and the passengers injured in a crash. It does not matter who is at fault. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will increase the amount of money Smith recovers for injuries. For more information watch How Insurance Companies Take Advantage of the Little Guy.
Did the crash involve someone with no insurance? Was this a hit and run crash? Call 877-925-1969 to find out if you can still make a claim under the Kansas Automobile Assigned Risk Plan.
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