Georgia Man Injured in Kansas Semi-Truck Accident in Ellsworth County, Kansas
ELLSWORTH COUNTY, KS. – July 26, 2018 (salina.com) As reported online at salina.com, a man from Georgia was injured July 25 in a semi-truck accident in Ellsworth County, Kansas.*
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on July 25, 53-year-old Mehmed Dogdic, of Grayson, Georgia, was driving a semi-truck westbound on Interstate 70. About 2.5 miles west of Kansas Highway 14 in Ellsworth County, Dogdic began to slow down because he noticed he was about to drive into a rainstorm. As he was slowing, a sudden gust of wind hit the truck, causing Dogdic to lose control of the vehicle. The semi-truck then overturned and landed in the median of the interstate.
Dogdic was transported to Ellsworth County Medical Center with unknown injuries. Authorities indicated he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. His current medical condition has not been reported.
Kansas authorities are continuing to investigate the accident and have not released additional information at this time. It does not appear any other vehicles or people were involved.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission recently gathered data concerning single-vehicle run-off-road crashes that occurred between the years 1991 and 2007. The Commission’s study indicated that several of the same types of circumstances tend to be involved during these crashes. According to the Commission’s findings, the following circumstances, among others, tend to lead to a higher risk of run-off-road crashes and fatal injuries in those crashes: driver fatigue, alcohol use, roadway alignment with curves, speed of the vehicle, speed limit on the road, adverse weather.
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