Mulvane, Kansas – A crash on the Kansas Turnpike left three people injured when a semi-truck collided with a van in a construction work zone.
Preliminary reports from the scene suggest that a semi-truck traveling south on I-35 entered a construction zone. The left lane was closed to traffic, while the right lane remained open. The semi-truck deviated from its path and navigated through a gap in the concrete barriers in place to close the left lane. The semi-truck collided with a van occupied by two construction workers.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., emergency responders were alerted to the accident and
both construction workers were rushed to a nearby hospital.
One construction worker is reported to have suffered serious injuries, and the other is in critical condition. The semi-truck driver was discovered unconscious at the scene and was also transported to the hospital.
The Truck Driver and all Other Wrongdoers Must Compensate Those Injured in This Crash
Thousands of large-truck accidents result in serious injury each year. According to the National Safety Council, in 2021, 117,300 large trucks were involved in crashes resulting in an injury. Truck Accidents that cause serious injuries and death require further investigation so all parties found negligent can be held accountable and innocent people receive all compensation available to them.
While there are still unknown details as to what led to this accident in Mulvane, Kansas, it is unacceptable under any circumstance for a semi-truck to crash into a closed construction zone. We still need to know if the truck driver was distracted or tired, causing them to veer off. If this is the case, liability may extend beyond the truck driver and to the employer.
Trucking companies have a duty to hire safe drivers and ensure drivers receive enough rest before operating their vehicles in traffic. When trucking companies do not follow up on instilling a culture of safety that trickles down to all truck drivers, they may be responsible for any injury or death caused by their drivers’ negligent actions.
Victims of corporate wrongdoing need trained lawyers to investigate the crash and hold all wrongdoers accountable. When multiple people are injured, there will likely be limited funds to compensate all parties. Identifying wrongdoers beyond the truck driver may provide additional compensation for the injured to ensure they are all fully compensated.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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