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Pamela C Matthews of Wichita, Kansas was injured on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 07:31 PM on the Kansas Turnpike. Matthews is a 59-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: K53 1 MM.
In the crash, Matthews was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2012 Western Semi driven by Delbert Franklin] failed to yield to Driver 2 [Pamela C Matthews] as Driver 1 [Delbert D Franklin] didnt see the vehicle due to the sun. Driver 1 [Delbert D Franklin] turned left and struck vehicle 2[the 2017 Ford Fusion driven by Pamela Matthews].
Matthews's injuries were minor. Matthews was taken by ambulance to Rock Regional Hospital In Derby.
The police said the 2017 Ford Fusion with Kansas license plate number 253KAT damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Allstate insured this vehicle.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K235 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-009291 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.
Matthews 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 Matthews 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