Meriden, KS – Teen Driver Hurt in 18-Wheeler Crash at K-4 & Palmberg St

Meriden, KS - Teen Driver Hurt in 18-Wheeler Crash at K-4 & Palmberg St

Meriden, KS (March 26, 2024) – A teen driver was hurt after being involved in a crash with a semi-truck in the Meriden area on Monday, March 25. The accident was reported at the crossing of K-4 and Palmberg Street at around 5:35 p.m. Local sources indicated that the injured party was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck when she stopped at the intersection. 

The Dodge entered the intersection and was hit by a 2011 Peterbilt semi-trailer that was traveling southbound. The pickup was T-boned and overturned. The 16-year-old female driving the Dodge was transported to Stormont Vail Hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. There was also a juvenile traveling in the pickup, but no updates on their condition have been provided. The truck driver, 28-year-old Jorge Alberto Chacon of Dodge City, was not hurt in the accident. No further information has been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is underway. 

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

Semi-Truck Crashes in Kansas

Meriden, KS - Teen Driver Hurt in 18-Wheeler Crash at K-4 & Palmberg StA large semi-truck can be daunting on the road, and it is common for Kansas drivers to be anxious when approaching a large 18-wheeler while operating a car. Statistics show that there are more than 500,000 collisions reported each year involving large trucks, contributing to more than 5,000 deaths and many more injuries. When fully loaded, a truck can weigh more than 70,000 pounds, and this means that they are particularly devastating in the event of a crash involving a passenger car. Unfortunately, the majority of truck accidents involve passenger vehicles. Partner with a trained attorney in order to pursue a claim after a serious 18-wheeler crash. 

Crashes involving a large truck can be life-changing. They are also very complicated as they involve many unique regulations that are not applicable in typical claims. A competent Meriden semi-truck crash lawyer at Bretz Injury Law is prepared to fight for your recovery. Contact our law offices today at 620-524-0080 to get started on your case. 

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