Baldwin City, KS – One Killed, One Hurt in Motorcycle Crash on US-59

Baldwin City, KS - One Killed, One Hurt in Motorcycle Crash on US-59

Baldwin City, KS (March 3, 2024) – One person was killed and another was injured following a motorcycle accident in the Baldwin City area on Sunday morning, March 3. The deadly crash was reported on US-59 near US-56 early that morning. Local reports indicated that two people were traveling southbound on an Indian Chieftain motorcycle when the rear tire experienced a blowout. 

This caused the motorcycle to slide and eject both passengers. The operator, identified as 48-year-old Christopher Robert Stergos of Tonganoxie, was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in serious condition. The other passenger, identified as 49-year-old Margaret Kathleen Coleman of Overland Park, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The area was temporarily closed as emergency responders were present to render aid. No additional information on the deadly accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials, and more updates will be provided as it continues. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Kansas

Baldwin City, KS - One Killed, One Hurt in Motorcycle Crash on US-59Nothing is quite like hitting the road on the back of a motorcycle. However, riders are much more exposed to the dangers of the road than other travelers. Statistics show that motorcyclists are over-represented in national roadway fatalities. Motorcycle crashes have an 80 percent chance of ending in death or serious injury, and riders are almost 26 times more likely to be killed in a collision compared to someone traveling in a passenger car. Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to end in fatal injuries, and if you lose someone close to you in a deadly crash, you need to be ready to take legal action by partnering with at trained attorney. 

An experienced Baldwin City wrongful death lawyer can help you pursue justice after a deadly motorcycle crash. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is here to help you during this difficult time. Call us today at 620-524-0080. 

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