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Emily Jo-Anna Goza of Emporia, Kansas was injured on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 07:50 AM in Lyon County, Kansas. Goza is a 17-year-old girl.
The crash happened here: I35 milemarker 134 southbound, or 1 mile west of County Road 1 on I35.
In the crash, Goza was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Emily Goza] was southbound on I35, for unknown reason driver lost control of vehicle striking the guardrail then vehicle left the roadway and rolled down onto the river bank and came to rest.
Goza's injuries were serious. Goza was taken by ambulance to Newman.
The police said the 2002 Ford Explorer with Kansas license plate number 128FNF damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Progressive insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Williams Towing. It was taken to Williams Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper 175 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-009738 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.
Goza 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 Goza 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