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Roger Lynn Starnes of Lubbock, Texas was injured on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 08:42 AM on the Kansas Turnpike. Starnes is a 49-year-old man.
The crash happened here: I35 110.0 Nb (Chase County).
In the crash, Starnes was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2021 FORD EXPEDITION driven by Amy Liedtke] was north bound in the inside lane of travel, driver 1 hydroplaned and struck the barrier wall, went to the right into the ditch through the fence and down an embankment
Starnes's injuries were minor. Starnes was taken by ambulance to Newman Regional Hospital.
The police said the 2021 Ford Expedition with Texas license plate number PPF8809 damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. EAN HOLDINGS SELF INSURED insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Williams Towing. It was taken to Williams Tow Lot.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K300 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-003223 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.” 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).
The information in this article came from the Kansas Highway Patrol website.
Starnes 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 Starnes 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