A 78-year-old Lawrence man was critically injured Thursday night when his pickup truck collided nearly head-on with another truck. His 16-year-old passenger and the driver of the other truck also were seriously injured.
Albin Longren, 78, 1534 W. 21st, was listed in critical condition this morning at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka, where he was taken by helicopter. A hospital spokesman this morning said Longren received a chest injury in the accident.
Jeffrey Price, 16, rural Ottawa, was a passenger in Longren's truck and was still in the recovery room following surgery this morning at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka and a condition report was not available. He received spinal and abdominal injuries in the crash, a hospital spokesman said.
Marvin Brown, 29, St. Mary, the driver of the second pickup involved in the crash, received facial cuts, a facial fracture and a possible head injury in the accident, the spokesman said. He was listed in serious condition this morning.
Price and Brown were transported to Stormont-Vail by ambulances.
A Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher this morning said the accident occurred about 9:50 p.m. Thursday three miles west of Rossville on U.S. Highway 24. The dispatcher said the accident occurred when Longren's vehicle, which was traveling east, crossed the center line and struck the west-bound vehicle driven by Brown.
The two struck nearly head-on, the dispatcher said.