Topeka, KS – Local Man Hurt in 18-Wheeler Crash on I-70

Topeka, KS - Local Man Hurt in 18-Wheeler Crash on I-70

Topeka, KS (February 25, 2024) – On Friday, February 23, a local man was hurt after a crash involving two semi-trucks in the Topeka area. The accident was reported on Interstate 70 near mile marker 187 at around 5 p.m. A Topeka man was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee on the roadway when they reportedly experienced a medical incident. 

The Jeep crashed into the rear of a Freightliner semi-truck before being hit by another Freightliner semi. The second 18-wheeler left the roadway, where it hit two delineator posts, which broke the airline of the trailer. The 41-year-old man driving the Jeep was hospitalized for treatment of sustained injuries. 

Emergency responders were quickly dispatched to the scene. The area was temporarily closed while paramedics and local authorities provided aid at the scene. No further information on the collision is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

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

Semi-Truck Accidents in Kansas

Topeka, KS - Local Man Hurt in 18-Wheeler Crash on I-70If you are involved in a crash with a large semi-truck, you will likely suffer from serious injuries. The majority of trucking collisions in the United States involve passenger cars. Unfortunately, those traveling in smaller cars are much more likely to be seriously hurt. Statistics show that there are more than 5,000 fatalities reported in over 500,000 trucking accidents reported each year across the country. A fully-equipped truck can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, and this alone can easily cause life-changing in the event of a crash. 

You need to be sure that you are able to protect your legal rights after a serious trucking accident. The steps you take can impact the rest of your life. If you are hurt by a truck driver, you need to contact a trained Topeka semi-truck crash lawyer as soon as possible. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is here to help. We can help you manage the complicated legal process to make sure your full and fair compensation is protected.

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