Oakley, KS – Passenger Hurt in Pileup Crash at US-84 & US-40

Oakley, KS - Passenger Hurt in Pileup Crash at US-84 & US-40

Oakley, KS (June 3, 2024) – One person was injured after a multi-vehicle collision in the Oakley area on Sunday, June 2. The incident was reported at the intersection of US-84 and US-40 that afternoon, around 4 p.m. Local reports indicated that 83-year-old Verna M. Wright of Oakley was traveling northbound on US-84 in a 1993 Dodge Durango.

Traffic on US-40 was stopped because of an oversized load carrying a windmill blade onto the highway. It was then that Wright rear-ended a 2024 Dodge Hornet driven by 68-year-old Michael Gordon Briese of Kramer, ND. The impact pushed the Hornet into the back of a 2012 GMC Denali XL driven by 22-year-old Brooks Kaipo Poaha Tancayo of Colby. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene. A passenger in the Hornet, 58-year-old Laura Kevel Briese of Sun Tan Valley, AZ, was hurt and transported by ambulance to Logan County Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No other information on the incident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident 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.

Rear-end Collisions in Kansas

You can be hit from behind by a reckless driver at nearly any moment. These types of crashes are common at intersections and on highways with slowing traffic. Rear-end crashes are the most common type of collision in the country, accounting for over 1.7 million reported collisions annually. These more than two million rear-end collisions cause 500,000 injuries and 1,700 fatalities each year. The back-and-forth motion that frequently results from a rear-end crash is known to cause serious injuries to necks and spines. These injuries can be life-changing, and it is important that you are ready to take the necessary action to protect your legal rights. That means partnering with a qualified Oakley car accident lawyer to get the most out of your recovery. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is ready to get to work on your case. Call us today at 620-524-0080.


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