Waco, KS – Teen Motorcyclist Dies in Crash at 55th St & Hoover Rd

Waco, KS - Teen Motorcyclist Dies in Crash at 55th St & Hoover Rd

Waco, KS (May 14, 2024) – On Sunday, May 12, a teenager was killed after a two-vehicle crash in the Waco area. The fatal accident took place at the corner of 55th Street S. and Hoover Road early that morning around midnight. Local reports revealed that a motorcycle and another vehicle collided at the scene. 

The victim was riding a motorcycle headed westbound on 55th Street behind another driver. The motorist attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway when the rider crashed into the back part of the car. A witness tried to provide life-saving aid to the victim before officials arrived. The rider sustained fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased party was identified as a 16-year-old from Haysville. Their identity has been withheld. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in progress. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Kansas

Waco, KS - Teen Motorcyclist Dies in Crash at 55th St & Hoover RdRiding a motorcycle is an unparalleled experience, which is why most Kansas residents enjoy the pastime. However, all experienced riders know how dangerous the road can be. Motorcyclists make up a disproportionate number of traffic fatalities in the United States. In Kansas alone, 1,867 motorcycle accidents were reported in a recent year. These collisions resulted in 90 tragedies and 1,213 injuries. The actions of other negligent motorists caused more than 35 percent of these collisions. Statistics show that the death rate from motorcycle crashes is approximately 28 times higher than that of people riding in passenger cars and roughly 80 percent of motorbike collisions end in death or significant injuries. If someone close to you is killed in a crash, you should consult with a trained Waco motorcycle accident lawyer to pursue a wrongful death claim. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is here to fight for justice on your behalf. Give us a call today at 620-524-0080 to get started on your case. 

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