Valley Falls, KS – Several Hurt in Rear-end Crash at K-4 & Edwards Rd

Valley Falls, KS - Several Hurt in Rear-end Crash at K-4 & Edwards Rd

Valley Falls, KS (May 24, 2024) – There were multiple injuries reported after a collision in the Valley Falls area on Thursday, May 23. The incident was reported that afternoon around 2:48 p.m. at the crossing of K-4 and Edwards Road. Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to the scene to provide the necessary aid. 

Local sources indicated that a 2013 Hyundai Elantra was traveling southbound on K-4 when it rear-ended a 2016 Ford Edge that was stopped waiting to make a turn onto Edwards Road. The 15-year-old Valley Falls resident driving the Hyundai was transported by ambulance to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka for the treatment of sustained injuries. Two other passengers in the Elantra, 43-year-old Alicia A. Burch and 20-year-old Gena Burch both of Valley Falls, were transported to the same hospital for treatment. Burch was reportedly in serious condition. There was a juvenile in the vehicle, but no information was provided on the occupant. 

The driver of the Ford, 72-year-old James Braum also from Valley Falls, was not hurt in the crash. No further information on the incident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

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

Rear-end Collisions in Kansas

Valley Falls, KS - Several Hurt in Rear-end Crash at K-4 & Edwards RdIt may come as no surprise, but rear-end crashes are incredibly common on American roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in a recent year, 32.5 percent of all motor vehicle crashes were rear-end collisions. Rear-end collisions account for 31.1 percent of all traffic injuries and 7.1 percent of all accident fatalities on average each year. Most of the time, these crashes are caused by careless or inattentive drivers who are unable to stop in time. If you or a loved one is hurt in an accident, you may be able to pursue loss compensation with the help of a Valley Falls car accident lawyer. Contact the offices of Bretz Injury Law today at 620-524-0080 to get started on your case with the help of our skilled legal team. 

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