Carbondale, KS – Two Hurt in Head-on Crash at US-75 & 173rd St

Carbondale, KS - Two Hurt in Head-on Crash at US-75 & 173rd St

Carbondale, KS (April 6, 2024) – There were confirmed injuries after a head-on crash in the Carbondale area on Friday, April 5. The accident was reported late that night around 9:05 p.m. on US-75 NB near E. 173rd Street. Local reports revealed that a 2010 Mazda CX7 driven by 25-year-old Oliva D. Killam of Topeka was traveling southbound on the highway as a 2017 Ford Fiesta driven by 42-year-old Karrie L. Ullery of Silver Lake was headed northbound. 

Killam veered into oncoming traffic where it crashed head-on with the oncoming Ford. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to render aid to the involved parties. Killam was transported to Stormont Vail Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Ullery was also hospitalized in serious condition. No further information on the accident is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Head-on Collisions in Kansas

Carbondale, KS - Two Hurt in Head-on Crash at US-75 & 173rd StThe risk of suffering life-changing injuries is much higher in a head-on collision. These types of crashes contribute to over 10 percent of fatal auto accidents across the United States, despite making up less than two percent of reported collisions on average. According to findings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), head-on crashes have a nearly 56 percent fatality rate, much higher than other types of car accidents. Head-on impacts are often the result of negligence on the part of the driver that veers into oncoming traffic. If you or someone close to you is hurt in a serious crash, it is important that you are ready to get to work on your case to pursue a full recovery. 

You do not want to risk your full recovery after a serious crash. With the help of a qualified Carbondale car crash lawyer, you will be in a better situation to get the full value of your case. The trained legal team at Bretz Injury Law is here to fight for you. Contact our law offices today at 620-524-0080. 

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