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Baylor Benjamin Ernst of Burlington, Kansas was injured on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 08:01 AM in Coffey County, Kansas. Ernst is a 17-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: U75 Highway – MM 101.4 or in the City Limits of NEw Strawn.
In the crash, Ernst was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado PK driven by Baylor Ernst] was NB on U75, Vehicle 2 [the 2011 Dodge Dakota driven by Danny Elmore] was SB on U75. Vehicle 1 [the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado PK driven by Baylor Ernst] was changing lanes and lost control and entered the SB lanes hitting vehicle 2[the 2011 Dodge Dakota driven by Danny Elmore]
Ernst's injuries were minor. Ernst was taken by ambulance to Coffey Co. Regional.
The police said the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Pk with Kansas license plate number 430PNT damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Farm Bureau Insurance insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Jeffs Towing. It was taken to Lot.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K96 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2023-000405 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.
Ernst 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 Ernst 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