Archive for Thursday, October 6, 1994


October 6, 1994


Two Lawrence residents were listed in fair condition late this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at 1900 W. 31st.

Police Sgt. Rick Nickell identified the drivers involved as Helen E. Kerby, 83, 1900 W. 31st, and Earl Silvers, 48, address unavailable. Silvers, a supervisor in the street division of the Lawrence Public Works Department, was driving a city-owned pickup truck at the time of the accident.

Nickell said Kerby was eastbound on West 31st attempting to turn left into the east entrance of the Gaslight Village Mobile Home Park when she collided with Silvers, who was westbound on West 31st.

The impact forced the pickup into a Lawrence Ready Mix dump truck that was parked along the north side of West 31st, Nickell said. Two occupants of the dump truck, Richard Steward, 40, 1417 E. 15th, and Lessie Davis, 40, 544 Ariz., were taken by private vehicle to Mt. Oread Medical Centre for treatment of minor injuries.

A spokeswoman at LMH said Kerby was being treated for a broken hip and Silvers for a broken leg.

Nickell said none of the occupants in any of the vehicles were wearing seat belts. He said he wasn't aware of citations being issued at the scene and that the accident remained under investigation.

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