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Margaret Johnson of Junction City, Kansas was injured on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 08:42 AM in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. Johnson is a 59-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Interstate 70 345.9 eastbound (i-70 and Carlson Road).
In the crash, Johnson was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2016 Kenworth Semi driven by Thomas Bolds] was eastbound on I-70, when the left front tire blew, Vehicle 2 [the 2020 Ford Explorer driven by Curtis Johnson] was traveling behind Vehicle 1 [the 2016 Kenworth Semi driven by Thomas Bolds] and possibly ran over the tire debris, Vehicle 2 [the 2020 Ford Explorer driven by Curtis Johnson] then left the roadway and traveled through the center median, both vehicles came to a stop in the center median.
Johnson's injuries were possible, including complaints of pain. Johnson was taken by ambulance to St Francis Hospital.
The police said the 2020 Ford Explorer with Kansas license plate number 71CZB damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. USAA insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Blue Stem.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K116 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-009461 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.
Johnson 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 Johnson 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