Oakley, KS – Driver Falls Asleep in Injury Crash on I-70

Oakley, KS - Driver Falls Asleep in Injury Crash on I-70

Oakley, KS (March 23, 2024) – There were two confirmed injuries after a single-vehicle collision in the Oakley area on Friday, March 22. The crash occurred early that morning at around 8:58 a.m. on Interstate 70 WB. A 2011 Cadillac Escalade driven by 59-year-old  Catalina Ortega Archuleta of Aurora, CO, was hauling a trailer with a 2002 Honda Odyssey leading up to the accident. 

The driver was headed eastbound when she fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle. The Escalade entered the median before spinning counterclockwise and overturned before coming to a stop upright in a ditch. Both Archuletta and her passenger, 57-year-old Celestino Archuleta also from Aurora, were transported to Logan County Hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the crash is 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 victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Drowsy Driving Crashes in Kansas

Oakley, KS - Driver Falls Asleep in Injury Crash on I-70Certain behaviors are incredibly reckless and can greatly increase the risk of a serious auto accident. Many drivers will hit the road without enough sleep, causing them to nod off behind the wheel. An estimated 328,000 car crashes each year take place in the United States as a result of tired or fatigued motorists, according to findings from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Of these crashes, nearly 6,400 are fatal. Nearly 45 percent of American drivers find it difficult to stay awake while driving. If you or someone close to you is hurt in a crash, get started on your case with the help of a trained attorney. 

You should do everything in your power to maximize their recovery after a serious crash. It can be difficult to manage a personal injury claim on your own, and you could accidentally put your recovery at risk. Only a trained Oakley car crash lawyer can get you the full value of your case. Contact the legal team at Bretz Injury Law by calling our offices today at 620-524-0080. 

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