Topeka, KS – Injuries in Car Accident on I-70

Topeka, KS - Injuries in Car Accident on I-70

Topeka, KS (July 8, 2024) – On Sunday, July 7, there were confirmed injuries after a vehicle collision in the Topeka area. The accident was reported on Interstate 70 EB near mile marker 187.7 that afternoon around 3:41 p.m. Local reports revealed that 40-year-old Amy Pollard of Lawrence was driving a 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck when she pulled over due to a medical episode. 

While the pickup as pulling over, 25-year-old Robert Schartz was driving a 2022 Volkswan Taos as he checked his phone. Schartz crashed into the back of the Ford before hitting a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by 19-year-old Reid Walsh of Cawker City. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. Pollard was hospitalized for treatment, and Schartz was reportedly hurt in the impact. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is in progress. 

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

Speeding-related Accidents in Kansas

Topeka, KS - Injuries in Car Accident on I-70When a driver speeds, the likelihood of a serious auto collision increases significantly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that speeding drivers have been responsible for almost one-third of all roadway fatalities reported in the United States over the last 20 years. Speeding greatly lengthens the stopping distance and raises the risk that you will lose control of your vehicle. Each year, hundreds of people in the nation die as a result of this combo. You do not want to foot the bill for another driver’s negligence. To ensure you get the most out of your case, you should start preparing a personal injury claim with the help of a knowledgeable lawyer.

You never want to take any risks with your recovery. It is always in your best interests to work closely with a competent Topeka personal injury lawyer. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law has a proven history of helping injured parties pursue full recoveries. Call us today at 620-524-0080. 

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