North, KS – Motorcyclist Fatally Hit at 27000 Rd & Rooks Rd

North, KS - Motorcyclist Fatally Hit at 27000 Rd & Rooks Rd

North, KS (June 21, 2024) – A motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the North area on Thursday, June 20. The deadly crash was reported at the intersection of 27000 Road and Rooks Road late that night around 10:43 p.m. A 2001 Honda motorcycle was disabled and stopped on the roadway when it was struck by an oncoming 2002 Ford Ranger pickup truck. 

Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. The rider suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased victim was later identified as 61-year-old George W. M. Shaw of Parsons. The deceased was later transported to Frontier Medical. The driver of the Ford, 35-year-old Jake R. Westhoff of St. Paul, was not injured in the accident. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Kansas Fatal Motorcycle Accidents 

North, KS - Motorcyclist Fatally Hit at 27000 Rd & Rooks RdMany people in Kansas ride motorcycles. However, the reality is that even the most seasoned riders know that hitting the road is far from safe. Motorcycles are over-represented in national roadway deaths in the United States. Compared to passenger car occupants, riders are almost 28 times more likely to die in an accident, while also being four times more likely to be hurt. According to the figures, motorcycles are thought to be involved in 14 percent of traffic fatalities but account for less than 3 percent of reported crashes nationwide. It can be difficult to recover from serious injuries received in a motorcycle accident. To maximize your legal recovery after a loved one is killed in a crash, you must be ready to pursue a wrongful death claim with the help of an accomplished North motorcycle accident lawyer. It is important that you do everything needed to get the most out of your case, and Bretz Injury Law is here to help. Give us a call today at 620-524-0080. 

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