Burrton, KS – Driver Hurt in 18-wheeler Crash on E Dean St

Burrton, KS - Driver Hurt in 18-wheeler Crash on E Dean St

Burrton, KS (April 19, 2024) – There were reported injuries after a two-vehicle crash in the Burrton area on Thursday, April 18. The accident took place at the 515 block of E. Dean Street that afternoon around 4:05 p.m. Local reports revealed that the crash occurred as a 2005 Freightliner truck driven by 60-year-old Cody R. Andrews of Wichita was leaving a Kwik Shop parking lot. 

The Freightliner hit a parked 2019 Nissan Versa driven by 36-year-old Shawn M. Smith of Mount Ridge. The commercial reportedly fled the scene after the accident. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to render the necessary aid. Smith was transported by ambulance to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further updates on the accident are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision 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.

Freightliner Accidents in Kansas

Burrton, KS - Driver Hurt in 18-wheeler Crash on E Dean StAn 18-wheeler or semi-truck collision is different from a regular auto accident. Anyone who has either operated a large rig or been involved in a truck accident knows how challenging it is to handle the enormous rig of a 20-ton vehicle and how quickly it may result in significant injuries in a collision. Semi-truck collisions are frequently the deadliest on Kansas roadways. The primary causes of semi-truck and 18-wheeler accidents are speeding drivers and fatigued drivers. Despite the fact that truck drivers are restricted in the number of hours they can drive and are expected to take daily breaks, there are times when these rules are disregarded, which results in truckers spending more time on the road than is necessary.

Your ability to live a normal life is often on the line after a serious crash. You can partner with a trained Burrton semi-truck crash lawyer to pursue the full value of your case. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is ready to fight for your full and fair recovery. Contact our offices today at 620-524-0080 to discuss your case with a trained lawyer. 

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