WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — An injury crash in north Wichita on Thursday led to two more crashes.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), the first crash happened at 5:15 p.m. on westbound Kansas Highway 96, east of Hydraulic.
The KHP says a 39-year-old man from Emporia was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox westbound on K-96 in the first lane when he veered left of the roadway and hit the inside guardrail. He then veered hard right across the roadway and hit a 25-year-old man from Ozark, Mo., that was driving a 2022 Ford F-250. The Chevrolet Equinox came to a rest at the bottom of the embankment to the right of the road, facing the wrong direction on its side. The Ford F-250 came to rest down the embankment on its side as well.
The driver of the Chevrolet Equinox was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of his suspected minor injuries. The driver of the F-250 complained of pain but was not taken to a hospital for treatment.
According to the KHP, the second crash happened at 5:30 p.m. on westbound K-96, just east of Oliver.
The KHP says a 20-year-old Wichita woman was driving a 2021 Kia Forte. When she yielded to traffic due to the first crash, a 37-year-old Wichita woman driving a 2014 Nissan Altima rear-ended her.
The driver of the Kia Forte was taken to a local hospital with suspected minor injuries.
The driver of the Nissan Altima was also taken to a local hospital with suspected minor injuries. With her was a 15-year-old girl from Wichita. The girl had suspected minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
According to the KHP, the third crash happened at 6:05 p.m., also on westbound K-96, just east of Oliver.
The KHP says a 24-year-old Clearwater woman, driving a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, was stopped in the first lane of westbound K-96 due to the traffic of the previous crashes. A 39-year-old man from Derby, who was driving a 2008 Dodge Challenger, failed to stop in time and rear-ended the Chevrolet Cruze.
The Clearwater woman suffered from suspected minor injuries.
The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his suspected minor injuries.