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Crystal Tio of Kansas City, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 03:45 PM on the Kansas Turnpike. Tio is a 48-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: I70 411.4 Eb Wyandotte County.
In the crash, Tio was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 1993 Chevy Prizm driven by Crystal Tio] and vehicle 2[the 2020 Freightliner Semi driven by Brad Adams] were eb on i70. vehicle 1[the 1993 Chevy Prizm driven by Crystal Tio] made a lane change from the outside lane to the middle lane. while making the lane change driver 1 lost control of vehicle 1[the 1993 Chevy Prizm driven by Crystal Tio]. vehicle 2[the 2020 Freightliner Semi driven by Brad Adams] then collided with the driver side of vehicle 1[the 1993 Chevy Prizm driven by Crystal Tio].
Tio's injuries were serious. Tio was taken by ambulance to Overland Park Regional.
The police said the 1993 Chevy Prizm with Missouri license plate number BF4W5E damage was unknown. This vehicle was removed by Pro-Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K333 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-005228 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.
Tio 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 Tio 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