Valley Center, KS – Passenger Hurt in Rear-end Crash on I-135

Valley Center, KS - Passenger Hurt in Rear-end Crash on I-135

Valley Center, KS (June 4, 2024) – A passenger was injured after a rear-end collision in the Valley Center area on Monday, June 3. The incident was reported on Interstate 135 SB, near mile marker five that afternoon, around 4:08 p.m. Local reports indicated that 20-year-old Ashley Yepez-Buendia of Wichita was headed southbound in a 2016 Chrysler 200 at the time of the crash.

It was later reported that Yepez-Buendia experienced a medical episode and crashed into the rear of a 2022 Hyundai Tucson, driven by 51-year-old Walter Michael Schofill of Valdosta, GA. Emergency responders were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. A passenger in the Hyundai, a 17-year-old Valdosta, GA, resident, was hurt and transported by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the incident 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.

Rear-end Collisions in Kansas

Valley Center, KS - Passenger Hurt in Rear-end Crash on I-135Rear-end crashes are the most prevalent type of collision in the country, accounting for over 1.7 million reported collisions annually. These more than two million rear-end collisions cause 500,000 injuries and 1,700 fatalities every year on average. Because of the abrupt back-and-forth motion that frequently results from a rear-end crash, neck or spinal injuries are prevalent. In most cases, the driver from the rear will be found at fault, as in many cases, these crashes are caused by negligent drivers who fail to stop in time to avoid the accident. If you or someone close to you is hurt in a collision, you should consult with a trained attorney to pursue a strong claim for compensation.

Your very way of life can be on the line after a crash, and it is key that you are ready to take all the necessary steps to protect your legal rights. A competent Valley Center personal injury lawyer at Bretz Injury Law is prepared to fight for you. Contact us today at 620-524-0080. 

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