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Clarence Ray Messick of St John, Kansas was injured on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 12:05 PM in Barton County, Kansas. Messick is a 60-year-old man.
The crash happened here: K96 eastbound and northwest 30 Road or 4 miles northwest of Great Bend.
In the crash, Messick was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2015 Peterbilt driven by Clarence Messick] was following Vehicle 2 [the 2022 John Deere 410R Sprayer driven by Jacob Tinsley] Eastbound on K96. Vehicle 1 [the 2015 Peterbilt driven by Clarence Messick] began to pass Vehicle 2 [the 2022 John Deere 410R Sprayer driven by Jacob Tinsley] as Vehicle 1 [the 2015 Peterbilt driven by Clarence Messick] was making a left turn onto Northwest 30 Road. Vehicle 1 [the 2015 Peterbilt driven by Clarence Messick] struck the left rear section of Vehicle 2 [the 2022 John Deere 410R Sprayer driven by Jacob Tinsley], causing Vehicle 2 [the 2022 John Deere 410R Sprayer driven by Jacob Tinsley] to rollover onto Northwest 30 Road. Vehicle 1 [the 2015 Peterbilt driven by Clarence Messick] came to rest on the South shoulder.
Messick's injuries were serious. Messick was taken by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center.
The police said the 2015 Peterbilt with Kansas license plate number 161920 damage was unknown. This vehicle was removed by Doonans. It was taken to Tow Lot.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K524 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-005354 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.
Messick 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 Messick 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