Hydroplaning Causes Serious Crash on I70 Westbound in Wyandotte County

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On April 15th, 2023, a single vehicle accident occurred on I70 at milepost 218.6 Westbound in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The crash resulted in three injuries and serves as a reminder of the dangers of hydroplaning.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Report, Daniel A. Lopez was driving his 2002 Toyota Sequoia when it suddenly hydroplaned and left the roadway, striking a concrete barrier wall. Mr. Lopez was quickly taken to Advent Health Hospital with suspected serious injuries. The other two occupants in the vehicle were also taken to Advent Health Hospital with suspected minor injuries.

Hydroplaning occurs when a vehicle’s tires lose traction with the road surface due to standing water, resulting in a loss of control. This can be particularly dangerous on highways, where speeds are higher and reaction times are shorter. Drivers can reduce the risk of hydroplaning by ensuring their tires are properly inflated, maintaining a safe speed, and avoiding standing water as much as possible. Remember to always exercise caution when driving in wet conditions and take steps to reduce your risk of hydroplaning.

If you’re involved in an accident caused by hydroplaning, it’s important to seek legal advice from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. The Devkota Law Firm, based in Kansas City, has extensive experience representing clients in car accident cases and can help you navigate the complex legal process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 816-327-2022 for a free consultation on your case.

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