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Kansas work zone accident statistics for 1999:


April 3, 2000 (Release 00-048)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News Contact: Kim Stich, (785) 296-3585

Kansas work zone accident statistics for 1999:

In rural areas

Fatal accidents - 12
Persons killed - 13
Injury accidents - 182
Persons injured - 299
Property Damage Only - 444
Total accidents - 638

In urban areas

Fatal accidents - 1
Persons killed - 1
Injury accidents - 293
Persons injured - 448
Property damage only - 695
Total accidents - 989

Total

Fatal accidents - 13
Persons killed - 14
Injury accidents - 475
Persons injured - 747
Property Damage Only - 1,139
Total accidents - 1,627

Of the 14 persons killed, 13 were motorists. Work zone accidents generally occurred between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. with most accidents taking place between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The month of June had the most accidents with a total of 191.