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Artis Ray Washington of Wichita, Kansas was injured on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 08:30 AM in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Washington is a 53-year-old man.
The crash happened here: I135 ramp 9th Street northbound or I135 milepost 7 northbound.
In the crash, Washington was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 2 [the 2020 Hino driven by Jazmynne Townsend] was stopped at the stop sign on the ramp from Northbound I135 to 8th Street. Vehicle 1 [the 2010 Merz C Class driven by Artis Washington] stopped behind vehicle 2[the 2020 Hino driven by Jazmynne Townsend], then began to accelerate. Vehicle 1 [the 2010 Merz C Class driven by Artis Washington] rear ended vehicle 2[the 2020 Hino driven by Jazmynne Townsend].
Washington's injuries were possible, including complaints of pain. Washington was taken by ambulance to St. Francis.
The police said the 2010 Merz C Class with Kansas license plate number 70CEB damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. USAA insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Kidds Towing & Recovery.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K430 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-003904 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.
Washington 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 Washington 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