Yates Center, KS – Serious Injuries in Head-on Crash on US-54

Yates Center, KS - Serious Injuries in Head-on Crash on US-54

Yates Center, KS (March 22, 2024) – There were serious injuries reported after a head-on crash in the Yates Center area on Thursday, March 21. The accident was reported on US-54 that afternoon at around 2:37 p.m. Emergency responders were quickly dispatched after being notified of a serious crash with injuries. 

Local reports revealed that a 2009 Chevrolet Impala was traveling westbound when it crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with an eastbound 1995 Mack Truck driven by 38-year-old Jeremy Robert Craft of Moran. The truck attempted to avoid the impact by entering a nearby gravel road, but the two vehicles still collided. The driver of the Chevy, later identified as 66-year-old Charles Lewis Wilson of Yates Center, was injured and transported to St. Luke’s Plaza Hospital in Kansas City, MO, for treatment. No further information has been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. 

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

Head-on Collisions in Kansas

Yates Center, KS - Serious Injuries in Head-on Crash on US-54The risk of a head-on crash is present any time you travel down a road without barriers or medians. It only takes one reckless driver to veer into oncoming traffic and cause a serious collision with potentially lifelong injuries. Head-on impacts are involved in an estimated 10 percent of reported traffic fatalities despite only making up around 2 percent of total collisions. These types of accidents can result in life-changing injuries and other damages that are difficult to manage on your own. It is always in your best interest to partner with a skilled attorney during this difficult time. 

You do not have to pursue a claim on your own after a serious crash. A qualified Yates Center car crash lawyer can help you navigate the complicated claims process to pursue a full recovery. You can reach the offices of Bretz Injury Law to get started on your case and discuss your situation with a trained lawyer. If you have some questions that you would like to discuss, call us at 620-524-0080. 

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