Recent string of fatal accidents, cops trying to curb problem

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

We've had a string of deadly crashes in Kakeland this week. One even taking the life of a 17-year-old.
An insurance company has ranked Wichita in the top 40 for bad drivers, when it comes to accidents, speeding and drunk driving.

Kellogg and Broadway is one of the highest location for accidents in Wichita, and it's getting more attention from police.

Red and blue lights were flashing Wednesday morning in an effort to reduce accidents.

"They wrote 23 citations in a little less than 2 hours. Over the last 6 weeks the traffic unit has written about 121 citations during different assignments," says Charley Davidson.

The motor unit is an initiative Chief Ramsey introduced in 2018. Officers focus on the areas they're seeing the most accidents in and they look for what's causing these accidents.

"Speeding, texting while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, those things can be potential causes for injury accidents and or unfortunately fatality accidents," says Davidson.

Syesenia Gamero has almost been in several accidents but because she drives defensively, she's escaped them.

"I know we're all in a rush to get to work or anywhere, but just be cautious when driving because they get in front of you, you're just driving a normal speed and they think you're going to slow they start speeding on your side then get in front of you," says Gamero.

her heart breaks for the people that have lost their lives in the latest string of fatal accidents...

"Crazy....crazy because, especially young people. They're not being very careful," says Gamero.

"Take that extra time to make sure you and other drivers are safe," says Davidson.

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.

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