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Norma Jean Brownlee of Sabetha, Kansas was injured on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 02:43 PM in Brown County, Kansas. Brownlee is a 74-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: U36 milepost 350.4 or U36 and Natchez Street in Hiawatha.
In the crash, Brownlee was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Norma Brownlee] was Westbound on U36. Vehicle 2 [the 2007 Ford Fusion driven by Jose Pinto] was turning Eastbound onto Natchez Street from U36. Vehicle 2 [the 2007 Ford Fusion driven by Jose Pinto] failed to yield to Vehicle 1 [the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Norma Brownlee]. Vehicle 1 [the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Norma Brownlee] struck Vehicle 2 [the 2007 Ford Fusion driven by Jose Pinto].
Brownlee's injuries were minor. Brownlee was taken by ambulance to Amberwell Hiawatha.
The police said the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica with Kansas license plate number 55230 damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. State Farm insured this vehicle.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K409 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-009093 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.
Brownlee 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 Brownlee 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