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Olathe, KS – Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Lone Elm Rd near 159th St

Olathe, KS – Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Lone Elm Rd near 159th St

Olathe, KS (October 6, 2023) – A bicyclist died as a result of a car accident that occurred on Thursday morning in Olathe.

The police and firefighters were called to the scene at around 5:45 a.m. on October 5.

According to reports from the Olathe Police Department, a 28-year-old man was riding a bicycle in the vicinity of Lone Elm Road and 159th Street during the morning hours when he was struck by an SUV.

The incident prompted authorities to close down the area, which is located just south of Interstate 35.

The bicyclist was fatally injured and pronounced deceased on-site by responding officers.

The driver of the SUV, a 64-year-old woman, remained at the scene and spoke with law enforcement.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We offer our sympathies to the family of the man who died in this crash.

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Kansas

According to statistics from 2017 to 2021, there were 2.27 fatal bicycle collisions reported, on average, for every million United States residents. Unfortunately, these accidents continue to have an overwhelming impact on families, claiming the lives of hundreds of people every year in the United States.

Here in Kansas, it is unfortunately common to see innocent people lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents. The impact of these collisions can be far-reaching, leaving families to deal with overwhelming emotional and financial impacts.

Unfortunately, many of the fatal accidents reported in our state are preventable. We see countless people lose their lives as a result of drivers who are distracted by their cell phones, speeding, or simply failing to yield the right-of-way to others.

After losing a loved one due to a fatal collision, families are able to seek financial compensation from those who are responsible. A wrongful death claim can help families recover the money they need for funeral expenses, lost earnings, and more. It is important to seek guidance from an Olathe wrongful death lawyer right away. An attorney will be able to help you navigate the legal system and pursue a claim against the responsible party.

The team at Martin & Wallentine, LLC is committed to providing compassionate and dedicated legal representation for those who have lost loved ones in car accidents. We understand the pain and suffering that comes with losing a loved one in a motor vehicle collision, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Our experienced Kansas bicycle accident lawyers will fight tirelessly to seek justice for your loss and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Contact our dedicated legal team today for a free consultation and let us help ease the burden of legal matters so you can focus on healing and honoring your loved one's memory. Our lawyers are available by calling 913-764-9700 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation to get started.

Notes: Our writers utilized secondary sources when writing this news article about an accident. We have not independently reviewed all of the circumstances surrounding this accident; therefore, please get in touch with Martin & Wallentine, LLC right away if you locate any incorrect information in our post. We will update the post with the most accurate information currently available. A post will be removed upon request.

Disclaimer: We hope that by raising awareness about driving hazards, drivers will be more cautious when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in a collision. This accident news post is not a business solicitation. The content of this post is not intended to serve as medical or legal advice. This post's featured image was not captured at the accident scene depicted in the post.

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