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Jeri Lee Hunter of Kirwin, Kansas was injured on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 02:49 PM in Phillips County, Kansas. Hunter is a 64-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: U36 westbound milepost 157.4 or U36 westbound 7.6 miles east of U183.
In the crash, Hunter was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 1999 Kenworth driven by William Winters] and Vehicle 2 [the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Jeri Hunter] were Westbound on U36. Vehicle 2 [the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Jeri Hunter] moved into the Eastbound lanes due to construction. Vehicle 1 [the 1999 Kenworth driven by William Winters] then came up behind Vehicle 2 [the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Jeri Hunter]. Vehicle 2 [the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Jeri Hunter] signaled to move back into the Westbound lane; Vehicle 1 [the 1999 Kenworth driven by William Winters] attempted to avoid Vehicle 2 [the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Jeri Hunter] but struck Vehicle 2 [the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Jeri Hunter] in the rear.
Hunter's injuries were minor. Hunter was taken by ambulance to Phillips County Hospital.
The police said the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse with Kansas license plate number 751MWY damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Allied Group Insurance insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Coomes Towing. It was taken to Tow Lot.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K200 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-004375 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.
Hunter 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 Hunter 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