Tonganoxie, KS – Driver Hurt in Rear-end Collision on I-70

Tonganoxie, KS - Driver Hurt in Rear-end Collision on I-70

Tonganoxie, KS (June 20, 2024) – There were reported injuries after a rear-end crash in the Tonganoxie area on Wednesday, June 19. The incident happened on Interstate 70 WB near mile marker 216 early that morning around 4:45 a.m. Local reports indicated that 21-year-old Nathaniel Meyer of Celina, OH was traveling westbound on the interstate in a 2024 Peterbilt semi-truck. 

Meyer was traveling in lane one as 41-year-old Adam Howard of Leavenworth was traveling westbound in a 1989 Leyland Olympian in lane two. Meyer attempted to pass another vehicle when Howard made it into lane two. Meyer did not see Howard’s vehicle and crashed into the back. Both vehicles came to a stop on the westbound shoulder. The cars were disabled and had to be towed from the scene. Howard suffered injuries and was treated at the scene by attending medical personnel. No further information on the crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is in progress. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Rear-end Collisions in Kansas

On American roadways, rear-end crashes are common. If you do not keep an eye on 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 crashes made up 32.5 percent of all motor vehicle crashes. These collisions account for 7.1 percent of all accident fatalities and 31.1 percent of all traffic injuries on average. Careless or distracted drivers who can’t stop in time to prevent hitting another car are usually to blame for these collisions. You should be prepared to speak with an experienced Tonganoxie personal injury lawyer to pursue a compelling compensation claim if you or a loved one is injured in an automobile accident. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is ready to help you during this difficult time. Contact our offices today at 620-524-0080 to get started on your claim. 

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