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Eleam Guzman of Kansas City, Kansas was injured on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 08:21 AM in Johnson County, Kansas. Guzman is a 20-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 635 south Bound at mile marker 0.1 or Interstate 635 south Bound two tenths of a mile miles north of Interstate 35.
In the crash, Guzman was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2019 Kenworth CMV driven by Michael Clark] and vehicle 2[the 2011 Chevy Silverado driven by Eleam Guzman] were traveling south bound on I-635 in the far right lane. Vehicle 2 [the 2011 Chevy Silverado driven by Eleam Guzman] slowed for traffic and vehicle 1[the 2019 Kenworth CMV driven by Michael Clark] was unable to slow down, striking the rear of vehicle 2[the 2011 Chevy Silverado driven by Eleam Guzman]. They both came to rest on the right shoulder.
Guzman's injuries were minor. Guzman was taken by ambulance to Ku Medical.
The police said the 2011 Chevy Silverado with Kansas license plate number 054PKE damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. First Chicago Insurance Company insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Private Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K470 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-003730 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.
Guzman 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 Guzman 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