Hutchinson, KS – Two Injured in Head-on Crash at K-14 & 56th Ave

Hutchinson, KS - Two Injured in Head-on Crash at K-14 & 56th Ave

Hutchinson, KS (March 20, 2024) – A head-on collision in the Hutchinson area on Tuesday, March 19, left two people with injuries. The accident was reported in Reno County at the corner of K-14 and 56th Avenue that afternoon at around 3:33 p.m. Local sources revealed that a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling northbound on the highway when it attempted to pass a commercial truck. 

As the Ford was passing the vehicle, it crashed head-on with an oncoming 2007 Kia Rio traveling south. The driver of the F-150, 69-year-old Eric Mickel Hoffman of Sterling, was transported to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for treatment of sustained injuries. The driver of the Kia, 25-year-old Steven John Payton of Alden, was also transported to the hospital for treatment. No one else was hurt in the accident. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

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

Head-on Collisions in Kansas

Hutchinson, KS - Two Injured in Head-on Crash at K-14 & 56th AveHead-on crashes have a much higher fatality rate than typical collisions. According to findings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these types of accidents have a nearly 56 percent fatality rate, considerably higher than other types of crashes. In many cases, these crashes are caused by drivers who negligently veer into oncoming traffic, but sometimes, they can also be the result of inclement roadway conditions. No matter what causes your accident, you may be able to pursue lost compensation by pursuing a personal injury claim with the help of a trained attorney. 

Your very way of life can be on the line after a serious crash, and you do not want to take any chances with your recovery. It is key that you are prepared to pursue a strong claim with the help of a Hutchinson car crash lawyer. The trained legal team at Bretz Injury Law is here to help you during this difficult time. Contact our offices today at 620-524-0038 to get started on your claim. 

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