Tonganoxie, KS – Two Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on I-70

Tonganoxie, KS - Two Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on I-70

Tonganoxie, KS (February 28, 2024) – On Wednesday, February 28, two people were hurt after a crash involving a semi-trailer in the Tonganoxie area. The accident occurred on Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County at around 2:17 a.m. Local sources indicated that a 2014 Volkswagen Passat and a 2000 Kenworth semi-trailer were headed eastbound at the time of the collision. 

The Volkswagen rear-ended the semi-trailer. The driver of the Passat, 60-year-old Sandra Keough of Wamego, was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City for treatment of sustained injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, 54-year-old Gregory Rodriquez of Katy, TX, was also hospitalized for treatment. 

The Pennsylvania man driving the commercial truck was reportedly unharmed in the accident. No further information on the accident has been provided at this time. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash, and more updates will be provided as they become available. 

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

Semi-trailer Crashes in Kansas

Tonganoxie, KS - Two Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on I-70A crash involving a large semi-truck can be life-changing, and these massive vehicles can cause complete devastation in the event of a crash. There were 3,316 semi-truck crashes reported across Kansas in 2021 alone, but most recent year with complete statistics. This figure made up an estimated 18.9 percent of collisions in the state that year. Large trucks contributed to 153 deaths across the state, according to findings from the 2021 Kansas Traffic Crash Facts Book. When fully loaded, a semi-truck can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, and those traveling in passenger cars are just not equipped to withstand these types of intense impacts. 

Your entire life can change after an 18-wheeler, and you need to be sure that you are ready to take action to protect your legal rights. The team of lawyers at Bretz Injury Law is here to help you during this difficult time to make sure you can get the best possible outcome for your case. Our Tonganoxie semi-truck lawyers can be reached at 620-524-0080. 

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