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Briana L Cook of Overland Park, Kansas was injured on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 07:00 AM in Johnson County, Kansas. Cook is a 37-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 435 westbound milepost 81.2 or Interstate 435 westbound 0.1 miles east of U-69.
In the crash, Cook was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Both vehicles were traveling westbound on I-435 near U-69. Vehicle 1 [the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Briana Cook] was in lane 4 and vehicle 2[the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq driven by Michael Kurtz] was in lane 5. Vehicle 2 [the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq driven by Michael Kurtz] made a lane change and was rear-ended by vehicle 1[the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Briana Cook].
Cook's injuries were minor. Cook was taken by ambulance to Overland Park Regional.
The police said the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta with Kansas license plate number 281PFG damage was unknown. This vehicle was removed by Lucas Towing. It was taken to Lucas Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K57 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-009453 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.
Cook 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 Cook 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