Accidents on eastbound I-70 at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday caused two injuries, according to trooper’s reports from the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
A light rain was falling during part of the morning.
The first accident, at 6:35 a.m. Oct. 22 near the I-70 exit to Park Drive in Kansas City, Kan., involved a 2004 Chevrolet four-wheel drive vehicle and a 2008 Chevrolet four-wheel drive vehicle, according to the trooper’s report.
The driver of the 2004 vehicle changed into the lane in front of the 2008 vehicle. The 2008 vehicle was unable to stop and struck the rear of the 2004 vehicle, the report stated.
A 26-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman driving the 2004 vehicle was injured and taken to the hospital.
A 32-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man driving the 2008 vehicle was not injured.
Later, traffic had slowed to a stop because of the accident, when another accident occurred, according to the trooper’s report.
The second accident was on eastbound I-70, near the Indian Springs exit, right after the first accident.
The trooper’s report stated that a Mack truck driven by a 31-year-old Edwardsville, Kan., man was going too fast for conditions and could not get stopped. The truck then sideswiped a school bus driven by a 53-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man, and then the Mack truck hit a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle in the rear, according to the trooper’s report.
The driver of the SUV, a 23-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman, was not injured, the report said.
The drivers of the Mack truck and the school bus were not injured, the report stated.
A passenger in the Mack truck, a 41-year-old Independence, Mo., man, was injured and taken to the hospital, according to the trooper’s report.