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Courtney Smith of Girard, Kansas was injured on Sunday, May 08, 2022 at 07:48 PM on the Kansas Turnpike. Smith is a 22-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: US 54 231 Eb (Butler County).
In the crash, Smith was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2007 Mazda Passenger Car driven by Kasey Carr] and Vehicle 2 [the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Joseph Lemieux] were east bound on US 54. Vehicle 1 [the 2007 Mazda Passenger Car driven by Kasey Carr] lost control and went sideways and T-Boned Vehicle 2 [the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Joseph Lemieux]. Vehicle 1 [the 2007 Mazda Passenger Car driven by Kasey Carr] then left the scene.
Smith's injuries were minor. Smith was taken by ambulance to Wesley.
The police said the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 with Nebraska license plate number 75674B damage was unknown.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K300 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-005142 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.
Smith 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 Smith 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