Semi driver injured in I-435 crash

A driver of a semi was taken to the hospital after a crash at 8:55 a.m. on Thursday on southbound I-435 south of Kansas Avenue in Edwardsville, Kan.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, the semi was southbound on I-435 when the driver drove off the roadway and struck a tree. The semi came to rest in the grass, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver of the 2015 Freightliner semi, a 56-year-old man from Kansas City, Mo., was taken to the hospital, the report stated.

All lanes now open on northbound and southbound I-435 at I-70

All lanes of northbound and southbound I-435 from Kansas Avenue to just south of State Avenue and the westbound I-70 to southbound I-435 ramp are now open to all traffic as of 2:45 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, according to he Kasnas Department of Transportation.

Crews still have some general cleanup tasks to complete adjacent to the project which will have no delays to traffic, a KDOT spokesman said.

Repair work on the northbound and southbound I-435 bridges has been completed and all lanes and ramps are now open to traffic. The overall project work was scheduled to be completed in early October 2016. The project was completed and opened on schedule.

Four crashes reported over weekend

Four crashes were reported over the weekend in Wyandotte County.

Injury reported in Edwardsville crash

A Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound on I-435 in the city limits of Edwardsville, Kan., about 5:23 a.m. Saturday when the truck went off the right side of the road for unknown reasons, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

The truck struck the bridge rail and came to rest just north of Metropolitan Avenue, the report stated.

The driver of the truck, a 22-year-old man from Kansas City, Kan., was injured and taken to the hospital, the report stated. According to the trooper’s report, he was not wearing a seat belt.

Motorcycle strikes guardrail on I-670

A Suzuki motorcycle struck a guardrail on I-670 westbound at the I-70 split in Kansas City, Kan., at 9:54 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

A reason was not given why the motorcycle drove off the roadway, according to the trooper’s report.

The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from Olathe, Kan., was injured and taken to a hospital, the trooper’s report stated. He was not wearing a helmet or eye protection, the report stated.

Motorcycle crash reported on I-635

A motorcyclist was southbound on I-635 just south of Parallel Parkway at 5:28 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, when his motorcycle began to wobble and then fell over, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

The 42-year-old Kansas City, Mo., motorcyclist was injured and taken to a hospital, the trooper’s report stated. He was wearing a helmet.

Injury reported on I-70 exit ramp

An Oldsmobile Alero was traveling on the exit ramp on eastbound I-70 near I-435 at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, when the driver was injured, according to a Kansas Turnpike Authority trooper’s report.

The driver told troopers she looked around to see if any other vehicles were around her and went off the roadway. She attempted to steer back onto the roadway, overcorrected and spun off into the south ditch, striking a bridge pillar, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver, a 25-year-old woman from Kansas City, Kan., was injured and taken to a hospital, according to the trooper’s report.