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Henry James Kolenda of Kansas City, Kansas was injured on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 02:09 PM in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Kolenda is a 23-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Intersection of south 81st Street and Kansas avenue, Kansas City.
In the crash, Kolenda was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2014 GMC Acadia driven by Dakota Smith] was Eastbound on Kansas Avenue. Vehicle 2 [the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 driven by Henry Kolenda] was Northbound on 81st Street turning left onto Westbound Kansas Avenue. Vehicle 3 [the 2021 Ford Explorer driven by Morgan Reed], a law enforcement vehicle, was Eastbound on Kansas Avenue pursuing Vehicle 1 [the 2014 GMC Acadia driven by Dakota Smith]. Vehicle 1 [the 2014 GMC Acadia driven by Dakota Smith] struck Vehicle 2 [the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 driven by Henry Kolenda]. Driver 1 [Dakota Lee Smith] then ran from Vehicle 1 [the 2014 GMC Acadia driven by Dakota Smith]. Vehicle 3 [the 2021 Ford Explorer driven by Morgan Reed] struck Driver 1 [Dakota Lee Smith] outside the vehicle while trying to avoid the crash.
Kolenda's injuries were minor. Kolenda was taken by ambulance to University Of Kansas Medical Center.
The police said the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with Kansas license plate number 580LKC damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. State Farm insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Alandon. It was taken to Tow Lot.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K496 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-009673 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.
Kolenda 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 Kolenda 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