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Justin Michael Bogardus of Olathe, Kansas was injured on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 04:29 PM in Johnson County, Kansas. Bogardus is a 28-year-old man.
The crash happened here: I35 southbound milepost 225 or .25 miles south of 87th St.
In the crash, Bogardus was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
All vehicles were Southbound on I-35. A non-contact vehicle made an unsafe lane change while merging onto I-35 Southbound. Vehicles 2 & 3 braked to avoid the non-contact vehicle. Vehicle 1 [the 2017 Kia Forte driven by Justin Bogardus] struck the rear of Vehicle 2 [the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 driven by Kenneth Jones], causing Vehicle 2 [the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 driven by Kenneth Jones] to strike the rear of Vehicle 3 [the 2014 Ford Taurus driven by Brittany Lamb].
Bogardus's injuries were minor. Bogardus was taken by ambulance to .
The police said the 2017 Kia Forte with Kansas license plate number 733NCZ damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. SafeCo Insurance Company insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Overland Tow Service. The police said they do not know where the vehicle was taken.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K288 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-005403 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.
Bogardus 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 Bogardus 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