Three Injured in Two Separate Kansas Car Crashes in 24 Hours

Three Injured in Two Separate Kansas Car Crashes in 24 HoursThree people have sustained major injuries in separate Kansas cities in the past 24 hours, local news agencies have reported.

In Wichita, a woman was critically hurt and suffered major head injuries in a head-on crash involving a truck, the Wichita Eagle reports.

According to the news source, the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, at the intersection of Maple Street and St. Clair. The woman, who had allegedly been drinking and had just left from a fight with her boyfriend, and was traveling westbound on Maple Street at about 80 mph in a Dodge Stratus. She reportedly hit an elevated part of the railroad tracks and lost control of her vehicle, then slammed head-on into a GMC truck, Lieutenant Doug Nolte of the Wichita Police Department said.

The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, while his passenger, a 4-year-old boy, was reported to be in fair condition, the media outlet stated.

The woman was transported to another local hospital in critical condition, where she underwent surgery.

In Miami County, a 19-year-old man was hurt after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident on 327th Street near Old Kansas City Road, the Miami County Republic reports.

According to the news source, EMS Chief Jason Jenkins said the Miami County Emergency Medical Services were called at 10:21 a.m. on July 14 to respond to the accident, where they had to extricate the driver from the Chevrolet Cavalier he was driving. The man had to be airlifted to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

The investigation is ongoing, the news outlet stated.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, there were 65,858 traffic accidents, causing 14,866 reported injuries, in 2008, the most recent year which data is available.