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Archive for Tuesday, August 11, 1998

ACCIDENT PUTS THREE IN HOSPITAL

August 11, 1998

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A Lawrence woman was released from the hospital Monday, following a two-vehicle accident this weekend, but her daughter and another woman remained in area hospitals.

Deborah Bretthauer and her daughter, Molly, 13, were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after their Ford Aerostar van was hit near the Douglas-Leavenworth county line about 11 p.m. Saturday. Deborah Bretthauer was released Monday from LMH, where her daughter was listed in good condition.

Alice Sally Rose, Lawrence, was driving toward Lawrence on U.S. Highway 24-40 at the Douglas-Leavenworth county line when her Chevy Nova went onto the shoulder. Rose apparently overcorrected, slid sideways at a high rate of speed and hit the front end of Bretthauer's van, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Rose was listed Monday in fair condition at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was flown there by air ambulance after the accident.

According to the KHP, the Bretthauers and Rose were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Rescue crews extricated Rose, who was trapped in the Nova.

Leavenworth County paramedics responded to the accident. Rose suffered a broken shoulder, cuts and bruises, and Deborah Bretthauer had a possible injured spleen. Information about the girl's injuries were not available Monday.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

-- Chris Koger's phone message number is 832-7126. His e-mail address is ckoger@ljworld.com.

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