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Rodney E. Keller of Hartley, Iowa was injured on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 01:48 PM in Ellsworth County, Kansas. Keller is a 70-year-old man.
The crash happened here: K156 MM 164 eastbound.
In the crash, Keller was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2016 Western Star driven by Rodney Keller] was Eastbound on K156 when it drifted off the right hand side of the road. Vehicle 1 [the 2016 Western Star driven by Rodney Keller] struck the bridge rail before going off of the roadway and down a steep embankment. Vehicle 1 [the 2016 Western Star driven by Rodney Keller] then went up a hill, went airborne at the hillcrest, then back down another steep embankment before coming to rest in a soybean field.
Keller's injuries were serious. Keller was taken by ambulance to Ellsworth Medical Center.
The police said the 2016 Western Star with South Dakota license plate number PR46454 damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Travelers Insurance insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Ellsworth Service Center. The police said they do not know where the vehicle was taken. The police also said, “Semi was pulling a 2021 Great Dane trailer with SD tag 18887P.”
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K311 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-010627 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.
Keller 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 Keller 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