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Dean R Adkins of Chillicothe, Missouri was injured on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 08:30 PM in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Adkins is a 55-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Mission Road ramp to I35 northbound or the Long ramp from Mission Road to I35 northbound.
In the crash, Adkins was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 2 [the 2017 Honda Accord driven by Dean Adkins] was traveling on the ramp from Mission Road to I35 Northbound. Vehicle 1 [the 2009 Ford F150 driven by Mark Fitzsimmons] was traveling the wrong way in the Northbound lanes. Vehicle 1 [the 2009 Ford F150 driven by Mark Fitzsimmons] struck Vehicle 2 [the 2017 Honda Accord driven by Dean Adkins] head on.
Adkins's injuries were serious. Adkins was taken by ambulance to Ku Medical Center.
The police said the 2017 Honda Accord with Missouri license plate number BF8N7H damage was unknown. This vehicle was removed by Midwest Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K288 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-009617 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.
Adkins 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 Adkins 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