Wellington, KS – Passenger Hurt in Collision at US-81 & 60th Ave

Wellington, KS - Passenger Hurt in Collision at US-81 & 60th Ave

Wellington, KS (April 12, 2024) – A passenger was hurt following a two-vehicle crash in the Wellington area on Thursday, April 11. The incident was reported at the intersection of US-81 and E. 60th Avenue early that morning around 8:37 a.m. Local reports revealed that a 2007 Nissan Maxima driven by 18-year-old Whitney Elizabeth Zeka of Wellington was headed westbound on 60th when she failed to yield at a stop sign. 

It was then that a northbound 2007 Chrysler 300M driven by 78-year-old Gary L. Terry also from Wellington crashed into the Nissan. A passenger in the Chrysler, identified as 76-year-old Georgia Marie Terry of Wellington, was injured in the crash. She was transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Wellington for treatment. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

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

Distracted Driving Accidents in Kansas

Wellington, KS - Passenger Hurt in Collision at US-81 & 60th AveIt is dangerous to drive while distracted, and in Kansas, it is now one of the main reasons for catastrophic collisions. A total of 409 traffic deaths in the state were caused by distracted drivers between 2017 and 2021. This translates to approximately 81 fatalities every year, or nearly 1.5 each week. Further investigation shows that nearly 22 percent of the 1,989 traffic deaths reported in Kansas during that time were caused by distracted drivers. Every year, thousands of people are murdered by distracted drivers around the country, with one of the most common examples being texting behind the wheel. A skilled attorney can help you put together a compelling case for compensation if a collision hurts you or a loved one.

Your very way of life is on the line after a serious collision. It is always in your best interests to work with a trained Kansas car crash lawyer. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is prepared to take action to fight for your full recovery. Contact our law offices today at 620-524-0080. 

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