Wilson, KS – Passenger Hurt in Rear-end Crash on I-70

Wilson, KS - Passenger Hurt in Rear-end Crash on I-70

Wilson, KS (June 18, 2024) – A passenger was injured following a rear-end collision in the Wilson area on Monday, June 17. The accident was reported on Interstate 70 EB near mile marker 211.8 that afternoon, around 4:56 p.m. Local reports revealed that 32-year-old Omar Ibarra-Barrientos of Forth Worth, TX was traveling eastbound in a 2008 Chevrolet Express Van when he slowed due to impaired visibility caused by a dust storm. 

It is then that a 2021 Subaru Outback, driven by 54-year-old Timothy C. Hindman of Edwards, CO crashed into the rear of the Chevy. Emergency responders were rushed to the scene to provide the necessary aid. A passenger in the Express Van, 29-year-old Alberto Gonzalez of Wichita, was hurt and transported by ambulance to Ellsworth County Medical Center for treatment. No other injuries were reported in the collision. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials, and more updates will be provided as it continues. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Rear-end Crash in Kansas

Wilson, KS - Passenger Hurt in Rear-end Crash on I-70According to statistics, rear-end collisions are the most often reported type of collision on American roadways. Each year, these accidents add up to more than 1.7 million recorded collisions. These almost two million rear-end crashes result in an average of 500,000 injuries and 1,700 fatalities annually. Injury to the neck or spine is common in rear-end collisions due to the sudden back-and-forth motion that often comes with a rear impact. and the subsequent injuries may take weeks, months, or even years to fully heal, These crashes are frequently caused by distracted drivers, and the driver in the back is usually determined to be at fault. It is important to get to work on your case with a trained Wilson personal injury lawyer to get the most out of your case. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is prepared to get to work on your case. Contact our offices today at 620-524-0080 to get started on your case. 

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