Burlingame, KS – Oklahoma City Man Hurt in Semi-truck Crash on I-335

Burlingame, KS - Oklahoma City Man Hurt in Semi-truck Crash on I-335

Burlingame, KS (April 7, 2024) – A man from Oklahoma City was injured after a two-vehicle collision in the Burlingame area on Saturday, April 6. The collision was reported on Interstate 335 in Osage County that afternoon around 3:30 p.m. Local reports revealed that a southbound pickup truck was hit by a white Swift semi-truck near mile marker 161 on the Kansas Turnpike. 

The 18-wheeler reportedly made a lane change and hit the pickup. Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to provide aid to the involved parties. The driver of the pickup, 42-year-old Christopher Hokett of Oklahoma City, was transported to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka for treatment of sustained injuries. No other injuries were reported in the accident. The area was temporarily closed while emergency crews were present. No further information on the collision is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Semi-truck Accidents in Kansas

Burlingame, KS - Oklahoma City Man Hurt in Semi-truck Crash on I-335Large tractor-trailer and commercial truck collisions always cause far more serious injuries and property damage than a regular crash. Every year, over 500,000 trucking accidents are reported in the United States, which results in over 5,000 fatalities and many more severe injuries. There was a nearly 4 percent increase in the number of fatal truck accidents on American roads from this time last year. A huge truck loaded to capacity can weigh up to 70,000 pounds, and in the case of a collision, passengers in personal cars will almost always have far more serious injuries. If you or someone close to you is hurt in a trucking accident, it is important that you are ready to pursue a claim for compensation with a skilled lawyer. 

There is a strong chance of being seriously hurt in a crash with a large truck. Only a trained Burlingame semi-truck accident lawyer will be able to get you the full compensation you need to recover. Contact the offices of Bretz Injury Law today at 620-524-0080. 

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