Wichita, KS – Fatal Motorcycle-Minivan Crash at Rock Rd & Rockhill St

Wichita, KS - Fatal Motorcycle-Minivan Crash at Rock Rd & Rockhill St

Wichita, KS (February 21, 2024) – On Tuesday, February 20, one person was killed after a two-vehicle crash in the Wichita area. The accident reportedly took place at the corner of Rock Road and Rockhill Street at around 4 p.m. Local reports indicated that a motorcycle and a minivan collided a the scene, and two other cars were hit following the initial collision. 

It was reported that 22-year-old Gabriel Cortez of Debry was killed in the crash. The roadway was closed for several hours while emergency crews were present to render aid to the involved parties. The injured parties were provided aid at the scene by attending medical personnel. 

At this time, the circumstances leading to the crash have not been determined. No further injuries have been reported at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being handled by local law enforcement officials, and more information will be released as it continues. 

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

Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Kansas

Wichita, KS - Fatal Motorcycle-Minivan Crash at Rock Rd & Rockhill St

Riding a motorcycle is a feeling like no other, but it can also leave riders greatly exposed in the event of a crash. Motorcyclists continue to be overrepresented in national roadway fatalities, and statistics show that nearly 80 percent of motorcycle crashes end in death or injury. In Kansas, less than 1.6 percent of crashes involve motorcycles. In 2020, there were 922 motorcycle accidents reported across the state, resulting in 12 deaths and 803 injuries. The exposed nature of a rider means they can easily suffer life-changing injuries in a collision. 

A deadly crash can leave you feeling overwhelmed and concerned about your future. Grieving family members often do not even consider that they may be able to pursue a claim for compensation following a deadly accident. Kansas state law allows representatives of the deceased to take legal action to recover for funeral costs and other losses. A trained Wichita wrongful death lawyer at Bretz Injury Law can help you pursue a wrongful death claim after a fatal crash. Contact us today at 620-524-0038. 

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