Olpe, KS Two Injures in Rear-end Accident on K-99

Olpe, KS - Two Injures in Rear-end Accident on K-99

Olpe, KS (June 25, 2024) – On Monday, June 24, two people were hurt after a rear-end collision in the Olpe area. The accident was reported on K-99 that afternoon around 1:33 p.m. Local reports revealed that 25-year-old Winter McHugh of Clinton, MO, was traveling southbound in a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck while 21-year-old Paige Knight of Hamilton was driving a 2017 Ford Escape also headed south. 

It was later revealed that Knight crashed into the back of the Chevy. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. Both drivers were hurt in the collision. McHugh was treated at the scene by attending medical personnel, and Knight was transported by ambulance to Newman Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. 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. 

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

Rear-end Collisions in Kansas

Olpe, KS - Two Injures in Rear-end Accident on K-99Rear-end collisions are by far the most commonly reported type of crash on American roads. You never know when you can get hit from behind by a reckless motorist if you do not watch what’s happening in your rearview mirror. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32.5 percent of all motor vehicle crashes occurred in rear-end collisions in a recent year. On average, 31.1 percent of all traffic injuries and 7.1 percent of all accident fatalities are caused by these crashes, and these collisions are typically the result of distracted or careless drivers who are unable to stop in time to avoid colliding with another vehicle.

The steps you take after a serious auto accident are important in your recovery. You do not want to find yourself struggling with new-found injuries and substantial damages. A competent Olpe personal injury lawyer will be ready to fight for your full recovery. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is ready to fight for your legal rights. Contact our offices today at 620-524-0080. 

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