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Johnathan B. Bates of Amarillo, Texas was injured on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 03:25 PM in Sumner County, Kansas. Bates is a 22-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US-166 3.6 westbound or 259 feet west of south Broadway Road.
In the crash, Bates was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2015 Jeep Renegade driven by Johnathan Bates] and vehicle 2[the 2007 International Tractor driven by Viliami Maka] were Westbound on US-166 within milepost 3. Vehicle 1 [the 2015 Jeep Renegade driven by Johnathan Bates] attempted to make a South turn onto I-35 Northbound when vehicle 2[the 2007 International Tractor driven by Viliami Maka] struck the rear of vehicle 1[the 2015 Jeep Renegade driven by Johnathan Bates].
Bates's injuries were minor. Bates was taken by ambulance to Ascension Via Christi.
The police said the 2015 Jeep Renegade with Texas license plate number GS92WK damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Liberty Mutual Insurance insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Mikes Wrecker Belle Plaine.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K-185 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-004802 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.
Bates 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 Bates 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