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Jose S Garcia-Hernandez of Great Bend, Kansas was injured on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 07:25 AM in Stafford County, Kansas. Garcia-Hernandez is a 41-year-old man.
The crash happened here: U-281 southbound milepost 82.6 or U-281 southbound 3 miles north of St John.
In the crash, Garcia-Hernandez was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2014 GMC Sierra driven by Itzel Guillen] was traveling northbound on U-281 while vehicle 2[the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Claudio Sanchez Molina] was traveling southbound. Vehicle 1 [the 2014 GMC Sierra driven by Itzel Guillen] lost control on the icy bridge and went left of center. Both vehicles collided on the bridge causing vehicle 2[the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Claudio Sanchez Molina] to hit the cement railing on the west side of the highway. Vehicle 1 [the 2014 GMC Sierra driven by Itzel Guillen] came to rest on U-281 facing southbound after the impact.
Garcia-Hernandez's injuries were serious. Garcia-Hernandez was taken by ambulance to Great Bend Regional Hospital.
The police said the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado with Kansas license plate number 709627 damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Bitco General insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Lj&J Auto.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K59 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-003723 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.
Garcia-Hernandez 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 Garcia-Hernandez 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