Lawrence, KS – Pedestrian Hurt in Crash at Jayhawk Blvd & Sunflower Rd

Lawrence, KS - Pedestrian Hurt in Crash at Jayhawk Blvd & Sunflower Rd

Lawrence, KS (April 11, 2024) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a truck in the Lawrence area on Wednesday, April 10. The incident was reported at the corner of Jawhawk Boulevard and Sunflower Road early that morning around 11:12 a.m. The injured party was traveling in a crosswalk near Kansas University when there struck by the oncoming vehicle. 

Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to the scene. The victim was reportedly trapped underneath the vehicle when responders arrived. The pedestrian was quickly transferred to Stormont Vail in Topeka for treatment of serious injuries. Local reports revealed that the injuries were potentially life-threatening. The identity of the involved parties has not been provided at this time. No further updates on the crash are 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.

Pedestrian Accidents in Kansas

Lawrence, KS - Pedestrian Hurt in Crash at Jayhawk Blvd & Sunflower RdIn recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of fatal pedestrian crashes in the United States. Compared to other vehicle fatalities which have risen by only 25 percent, pedestrian fatalities on American roadways have increased by an incredible 77% since 2010. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released statistics showing that 7,508 pedestrians died countrywide last year—the highest number recorded since 1981. Pedestrian crash victims are significantly more likely to sustain severe, potentially fatal injuries in addition to significant monetary losses. Because of this, it is even more important that you be prepared to work with an experienced attorney to defend your legal rights and seek just compensation.

Pedestrians have a right to use the road just like any other roadway user. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to look out for them as they should. It is important that you are able to work closely with a Lawrence car crash lawyer ot recover after a serious crash. If you are prepared to get to work on your case, contact the offices of Bretz Injury Law today at 620-524-0080. 

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