Series of Car Accidents Strike Kansas in Two Days

Series of Car Accidents Strike Kansas in Two DaysIn Wichita, an elderly man was killed and one other injured in an accident, prompting officials to close the street late into the afternoon on Thursday, August 18, NBC affiliate KSN 3 reports.

According to the news source, the accident occurred at about 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of 13th Street and Perth just northeast of Wichita, near Edgemoor Road. Police told the news provider that an 80-year-old man was driving a white Lexus when he allegedly lost control of the car, causing him to hit the curb and then swerve into an SUV.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services, while the woman who was driving the SUV was rushed to Wesley Medical Center, where she was treated for minor injuries.

Initial investigations have led police to believe a medical condition may have caused the accident.

Just one day before on August 17, three teenagers from Dodge City were injured in an accident on a Kansas highway, the Kansas City Kansan reports.

According to the news source, Hoa Dong was driving in the westbound lanes of I-70 near the 18th Street exit when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle while attempting to make a lane change. The car then struck a wall and flipped over, coming to rest in the street.

All three passengers were taken to the University of Kansas Hospital shortly after 6:30 a.m. where they were treated for minor injuries.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, 14,866 people were injured in traffic accidents in Kansas in 2008, the latest year for which data is available.