Nelson Casteel Injured in a Crash on May 10, 2022 in Shawnee County, Kansas



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Nelson E. Casteel of Topeka, Kansas was injured on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 03:20 PM in Shawnee County, Kansas. Casteel is a 50-year-old man.

The crash happened here: U24 eastbound ramp to Menoken Road or U24 eastbound 0.9 miles west of U75.

In the crash, Casteel was a driver. The police described the crash like this:

Vehicle 1 [the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Mariah Fleming] was Southbound on Menoken Road when for an unknown reason it entered the wrong lane of travel on the exit ramp from U24 and struck Vehicle 2 [the 2015 Chevrolet G2500 Van driven by Nelson Casteel] head on.

Injuries

Casteel's injuries were minor. Casteel was taken by ambulance to Stormont Vail.

Vehicle Damage

The police said the 2015 Chevrolet G2500 Van with Kansas license plate number B1984 damage was unknown. This vehicle was removed by Browns Wrecker. It was taken to Tow Lot.

How To Get the Highway Patrol Report

The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K22 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-005230 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.

Insurance Claim

Casteel 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 Casteel 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.

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