ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS (December 21, 2017) – An employee of the city of Arkansas died on Thursday afternoon after being struck by a street sweeper. (map)
The accident happened Thursday afternoon around 1:40 pm at the Public Works Department’s shop located at 1407 W. Madison Avenue. An employee was struck by a street sweeper for an unknown reason, resulting in serious injuries.
The employee was airlifted to the South Central Kansas Medical Center in critical condition, where they later tragically died. The exact circumstances of the accident are unknown at this time, and the accident is under active investigation. Lexton Law is still receiving updates on this accident and will continue to provide new information as it becomes available.
Accidents involving street sweepers are unfortunately often fatal. With poor visibility and heavy weight, street sweepers are similar to semi trucks in their propensity for serious accidents. Lexton Law has won large settlements for clients regarding street sweeper accidents, and has knowledge of the field.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”