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Michael Charles King of Colorado Springs, Colorado was injured on Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 04:50 PM in Thomas County, Kansas. King is a 51-year-old man.
The crash happened here: I70 milepost 38 eastbound or 1.5 miles east of Thomas County Rd 2.
In the crash, King was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2018 Freightliner Semi driven by Michael King] was Eastbound on I70. Due to extreme winds, Vehicle 1 [the 2018 Freightliner Semi driven by Michael King] became unstable and rolled onto its passenger side. Vehicle 1 [the 2018 Freightliner Semi driven by Michael King] came to rest in the South ditch.
King's injuries were minor. King was taken by ambulance to Citizens Medical Center.
The police said the 2018 Freightliner Semi with Indiana license plate number 2511699 damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Old Republic Insurance Company insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Mels Motor. The police said they do not know where the vehicle was taken. The police also said, “Semi was hauling a 2017 Wabash Trailer with Indian License Plate of, P576403.”
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K82 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-003992 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.
King 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 King 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