Many Kansas drivers are aware of statistics that show drowsy driving may result in fatal accidents every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that 71,000 crash injuries and 1,550 deaths occur annually costing about $12.5 billion. However, such accident statistics are the result of a less than accurate reporting system.
An accident involving three vehicles left a trio of people dead in Butler County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that the head-on collision on US-54 happened when one vehicle left the eastbound lanes and went onto the westbound side. The reason they swerved was not yet known.
Each year in Kansas, many people suffer from traumatic brain injuries in accidents or while playing sports. Aside from the immediate symptoms of a brain injury, the trauma may cause long-lasting changes to the brain that can cause problems throughout the victim's life.
A 21-year-old Missouri man has been charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run accident in Independence on March 27. The crash happened at around 9:15 p.m. According to police, the suspect was driving a 2008 Dodge pickup truck east on Highway 24 when he slammed into the back of a 2014 Mazda 6 that was stopped for a red light at Blue Mills Road.
People who have been seriously injured in a car accident in Kansas may benefit by understanding how degrees of negligence might be important. In assessing damages, juries will also assess the percentage of negligence held by each involved party, and the assessment may affect the plaintiff's ultimate recovery in a successful lawsuit.
On Jan. 26 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2007 Chevy Impala traveling west on Kansas 68 was involved in a car accident. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol. A 28-year-old Rantoul man was driving the vehicle east of Crescent Hill Road in Miami County. He struck a 2002 Dodge Dakota after travelling into the eastbound lanes and then hit a 2004 Chevy Trail Blazer head-on. The driver of the Blazer is a 35-year-old woman from Lawrence.
With the thousands of vehicle accidents that occur annually in Kansas and throughout the U.S., those who are affected may experience a variety of emotional repercussions that could interfere with their quality of life.
Individuals in Kansas who have suffered from skull fractures may be aware that it is an injury that can range from mild to severe. Any impact to the head may cause a skull fracture, and it does not necessarily involve a brain injury.
In Kansas and across the country, driving while distracted is a serious risk to oneself and other people because it could increase the likelihood of being involved in an auto accident. About 3,328 people died in accidents involving a distracted driver in 2012. Furthermore, the effects of distracted driving could be increasing.
Kansas patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may be interested to know that a study found that 20 percent of these injured individuals are likely to be hospitalized more than once. The study found that many of the individuals returned to the hospital for treatment of symptoms associated with brain injuries, including seizures, mental disorders and nervous system disorders, as well as for elective reasons.