Overland Park, KS – Three Hurt in Pileup Crash at Metcalf Ave & 61st St

Overland Park, KS - Three Hurt in Pileup Crash at Metcalf Ave & 61st St

Overland Park, KS (May 4, 2024) – Three people were injured after a multi-vehicle accident in the Overland Park area on Friday, May 3. The accident was reported at the corner of Metcalf Avenue and W. 61st Street north of Shawnee Mission Parkway early that morning around 9:35 a.m. Three vehicles reportedly collided at the scene. 

Local reports indicated that one of the vehicles involved rear-ended another, causing a chain-reaction collision. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to render the necessary aid. Three victims were transported by ambulance to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City. Two of the victims were listed in critical condition, with another in serious condition. The area was temporarily closed while local authorities worked to clear the scene. No further information on the incident is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing accident investigation. 

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

Car Crashes in Kansas

Overland Park, KS - Three Hurt in Pileup Crash at Metcalf Ave & 61st StThere is almost always a chance of an automobile accident when you share the road with another driver. Car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injury in Kansas, with more crashes taking place each year. According to data made public by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), 12,871 crashes were reported throughout the state in 2021, resulting in 17,476 injuries overall. A total of 381 fatal crashes that year resulted in the deaths of 426 fatalities. Statistics indicate that Kansas saw a roughly 1 percent increase in fatal collisions in 2022. The number of fatal crashes is rising with each passing year.  To get the most out of your claim, you must collaborate with an experienced attorney as soon as you can to start working on your case.

Your very way of life is often on the line after a serious car accident. It is always in your best interests to work closely with a competent Overland Park car accident lawyer to get the most out of your case. Contact the offices of Bretz Injury Law today at 620-524-0080. 

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