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Sarah M. Portlock of Topeka, Kansas was injured on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 03:30 PM in Smith County, Kansas. Portlock is a 35-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Kansas Highway 9 mile Post 79 or 8 miles west of Gaylord, Ks on Kansas Highway 9.
In the crash, Portlock was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle One is Eastbound on Kansas Highway 9. Vehicle One crossed the center line and corrected. Vehicle One crossed the center line again and left the roadway and entered the ditch. Vehicle rolled and came to rest in a field.
Portlock's injuries were serious. Portlock was taken by ambulance to Smith County Memorial Hospital.
The police said the 2004 Pontiac Vibe with Kansas license plate number 509PWL damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Shelter Mutual Insurance insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by G&H Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K346 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-009677 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.
Portlock 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 Portlock 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