Colby, KS – Driver Hurt in Semi Collision on I-70

Colby, KS - Driver Hurt in Semi Collision on I-70

Colby, KS (July 9, 2024) – There were confirmed injuries after a two-vehicle wreck in the Colby area on Monday, July 8. The crash was reported on Interstate 70 WB near mile marker 36.2 that afternoon 1 p.m. Local reports revealed that a 2025 Freightliner commercial vehicle and a 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck were traveling westbound on the interstate at the time of the crash. 

The driver of the semi, 45-year-old Ryan Joseph Silva of Thornton, CO, drifted into the passing lane and collided with the Ford. The impact caused the F-150 to spin out and come to rest on the north shoulder. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene. The driver of the pickup, 48-year-old Brandon Miles Smith of Wichita, KS, was transported by ambulance to Citizens Medical Center in Colby for treatment. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress.

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

Kansas Semi-Truck Wrecks

Colby, KS - Driver Hurt in Semi Collision on I-70There is a good possibility that someone in a passenger car will suffer significant injuries in a collision with a huge semi-truck. These massive vehicles are known to inflict life-changing injuries. In 2020, there were 13.49 fatal heavy truck crashes per million residents in the United States. This represents an almost 27 percent increase from the 10.6 percent increase in 2010. The average number of fatalities from heavy vehicle incidents in 2020 was 1.12. There was one death every 90 trucking accidents on average. Getting well on your own after a catastrophic truck accident can be challenging. A trained lawyer can help you pursue a strong claim for compensation. 

It is always in your best interests to partner with a qualified Colby 18-wheeler accident lawyer to pursue a compensation claim. Your attorney can help make sure you get the most out of your case. If you are ready to get to work on your claim, contact the offices of Bretz Injury Law today at 620-524-0080 to get started on your case. 

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