De Soto, KS – Two Hurt in Fiery Rollover Accident on K-10

De Soto, KS - Two Hurt in Fiery Rollover Accident on K-10

De Soto, KS (February 24, 2024) – A fiery crash outside of the De Soto area on Wednesday, February 21, resulted in confirmed injuries. The accident took place on K-10 west of K-7 that afternoon at around 1:42 p.m. Local reports indicated that a 2016 Dodge Challenger was headed eastbound when it side-swiped a 2014 Mazda 5 traveling in the left lane. 

The impact caused both vehicles to overturn. The Dodge caught fire, and the Mazda rolled into a ditch. The driver of the Mazda, later identified as 70-year-old Katharine A. Hirt of Prairie Village, was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries. 

A passenger in the Mazda, later identified as 90-year-old Mildred Joann Ketter of Olathe, was also transported to the hospital for treatment. The other driver, later identified as identified as 25-year-old Tarik Franklyn Harris of Kansas City, MO, and his passenger were not hurt in the collision. 

There was also a juvenile in the Dodge, but no additional information has been provided. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. More information will be provided as it continues. 

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

Rollover Crashes in Kansas

De Soto, KS - Two Hurt in Fiery Rollover Accident on K-10Rollover crashes have become more common in recent years. Statistics show that rollover accidents contribute to nearly 10 percent of deadly crashes nationwide, despite making up less than 2 percent of reported crashes each year. The majority of rollover fatalities involved unrestrained passengers, and a total of 7,640 passenger-vehicle occupants lost their lives in rollover crashes nationwide in 2021 alone. 

You need someone who is ready to defend your legal rights after a serious auto accident. A trained De Soto car crash lawyer at Bretz Injury Law can help you navigate the complicated claims process to maximize your recovery. If you are ready to get to work on your case, our legal team is just a phone call away. Contact our law offices today at 620-524-0080 to get started on your claim. 

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