Shawnee, KS – Two Injured in Rear-end Crash at K-7 & 47th St

Shawnee, KS - Two Injured in Rear-end Crash at K-7 & 47th St

Shawnee, KS (July 5, 2024) – Two people were injured after a rear-end impact in the Shawnee area on Thursday, July 4. The accident was reported at the corner of K-7 SB and 47th Street that afternoon around 2:08 p.m. Local reports indicated that the crash occurred as a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck driven by 75-year-old Larry S. McArthur of Olathe was stopped for a red light at the intersection.

It was reported that 79-year-old Ivanhoe Love of Liberal was driving a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. Love failed to stop and crashed into the rear of the pickup. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. Both drivers sustained injuries in the crash. McArthur was transported by ambulance to Advent Health Prairie Star Hospital for treatment. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. No additional information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is in progress. 

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

Rear-end Collisions in Kansas

Shawnee, KS - Two Injured in Rear-end Crash at K-7 & 47th StOn American roadways, rear-end crashes are by far the most often reported kind of collision. If you do not pay attention to what is happening in your rearview mirror, you never know when you can be struck from behind by a careless driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in a recent year, rear-end collisions accounted for 32.5 percent of all motor vehicle crashes, contributing to 31.1 percent of all traffic injuries and 7.1 percent of all traffic deaths on average. Drivers who are distracted or reckless usually cause these collisions by failing to stop in time to avoid colliding with another automobile.

You do not want to take any chances with your recovery after a serious auto accident. You must be ready to pursue a strong claim with the help of a qualified Shawnee car accident lawyer. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is here to fight for you. Contact our offices today at 620-524-0080.

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