Wellington, KS – Injuries in 18-wheeler Collision on US-160

Wellington, KS - Injuries in 18-wheeler Collision on US-160

Wellington, KS (April 18, 2024) – A two-vehicle collision outside of Wellington on Wednesday, April 17, left two people with injuries. The accident was reported on US-160 near S. Anson Road early that morning around 9:08 a.m. Local reports revealed that a 2005 Ford F-350 pickup truck and a 2001 Peterbilt semi-tractor collided at the scene. 

Both vehicles were hauling a trailer at the time of the crash. The 51-year-old man driving the Ford and his passenger, a 24-year-old Wellington man, was traveling westbound at the time of the accident. The semi-truck was also traveling west when the Ford attempted to make a left turn at the intersection. The Peterbilt tried to pass the truck on the left as it made the turn, and the 18-wheeler hit the trailer of the Ford before hitting the truck bed. 

The impact caused the F-350 to overturn where it came to a rest in a nearby ditch. The Peterbilt came to a stop in the eastbound lanes west of the intersection. The truck driver was not hurt in the crash. The driver of the Ford was transported to a hospital in Wellington, while the passenger was transferred to a medical center in Wichita in serious condition. No further information on the crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.

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

Semi-Truck Accidents in Kansas

Wellington, KS - Injuries in 18-wheeler Collision on US-160A semi-truck or 18-wheeler collision is not like a typical auto accident. The massive rig of a 20-ton vehicle is difficult to control and can easily cause serious injuries in a crash, as anybody who has ever driven a big rig or been in a truck accident knows. Although they are not the most common crashes on Kansas highways, semi-truck collisions are often the deadliest. Drivers who are speeding or suffering from driver fatigue are the main causes of semi-truck and 18-wheeler accidents. Even though truck drivers are required to take daily breaks and are limited in the number of hours they can drive, these regulations are occasionally broken, meaning that truckers will be on the road longer than they should. Contact a Wellington semi-truck crash lawyer at Bretz Injury Law today at 620-524-0080 to get started on your case. 

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