Colby, KS – Driver Hurt in 18-wheeler Crash at Co Rd K & Co Rd 15

Colby, KS - Driver Hurt in 18-wheeler Crash at Co Rd K & Co Rd 15

Colby, KS (April 24, 2024) – On Tuesday, April 23, a driver was injured after a crash involving a commercial truck in the Colby area. The collision took place at the intersection of County Road K and County Road 15 early that morning around 9:44 a.m. Local reports revealed that a 2019 Dodge Ram1500 pickup truck was headed southbound when it collided with a 1996 Kenworth semi-trailer traveling west. 

Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. The impact caused both vehicles to leave the intersection where the semi-truck jackknifed. The Dodge came to a rest against the passenger side of the semi. The driver of the Ram pickup truck, identified as 70-year-old Teresa Knowles of Colby, was hurt in the crash and transported to Citizens Medical Center in Colby in serious condition. The driver of the rig, 39-year-old Nestor Manuel Pacheo Marquez of Wray, CO, was not injured in the crash. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident 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

Colby, KS - Driver Hurt in 18-wheeler Crash at Co Rd K & Co Rd 15A collision involving an 18-wheeler or semi-truck is not like a typical auto accident. Anyone who has driven a big rig or been in a truck accident understands how difficult it is to manage a 20-ton vehicle’s massive rig and how easily it can cause serious injuries in an accident. On Kansas roads, semi-truck accidents are usually the deadliest. Drivers who speed and drive when tired are some of the main causes of accidents involving semi-trucks and 18-wheelers. There are more than 500,000 large truck crashes reported each year across the country, resulting in thousands of deaths and many more injuries. If you or someone close to you is hurt in a trucking accident, it is important that you are ready to partner with a trained Colby semi-truck crash lawyer. Contact the offices of Bretz Injury Law today at 620-524-0080.

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