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Jacob Brau of Kent, Ohio was injured on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 01:25 PM in Seward County, Kansas. Brau is a 24-year-old man.
The crash happened here: U54 milepost 6 eastbound or U83 and U54 Junction.
In the crash, Brau was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2012 Ford Focus driven by Eduardo Rios-Zacarias] was Eastbound on U54. Vehicle 2 [the 2012 Ford Focus driven by Jacob Brau] was Southbound on U83. Vehicle 3 [the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Sophia Potter] was Northbound on U83. Vehicle 1 [the 2012 Ford Focus driven by Eduardo Rios-Zacarias] ran the red light at U54 & U83 intersection and struck Vehicle 2 [the 2012 Ford Focus driven by Jacob Brau]. Vehicle 1 [the 2012 Ford Focus driven by Eduardo Rios-Zacarias] began to rotate counterclockwise and struck Vehicle 3 [the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Sophia Potter]. Vehicle 1 [the 2012 Ford Focus driven by Eduardo Rios-Zacarias] came to rest in the intersection facing West. Vehicle 2 [the 2012 Ford Focus driven by Jacob Brau] came to rest in the intersection facing East. Vehicle 3 [the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Sophia Potter] came to rest on the shoulder of U54 facing East.
Brau's injuries were minor. Brau was taken by ambulance to Southwest Medical.
The police said the 2012 Ford Focus with Texas license plate number LTY4642 damage was unknown. This vehicle was removed by T And B Towing Llc.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K256 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-005707 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.
Brau 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 Brau 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