Archive for Sunday, January 25, 1998


January 25, 1998


Two Kansas University students were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after the wreck.

A two-car accident Saturday evening on Tennessee Street sent two Kansas University students to the hospital.

The accident occurred around 9:50 p.m. when a small white car with two occupants collided with a small blue car as the vehicles crossed 19th Street heading south. The white car hit a parked vehicle, then crashed into a tree, police said.

"We don't know exactly what happened yet," said Lawrence Police Sgt. George Wheeler. "I suspect they were trying to pass."

Brian Lawrence, medical battalion chief for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, said the "Jaws of Life" were used to open the car's passenger door to remove a woman who was seriously injured.

She and the male driver were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Lawrence said it appeared a slight dip in the intersection of 19th and Tennessee may have caused the driver of the white vehicle to lose control.

The driver of the other car refused treatment at the scene. He was taken to the police station, where he waited for a ride home.

Wheeler said the female passenger was unresponsive at the scene, but both she and the driver were responsive when they reached the hospital.

Police were still investigating the accident and did not release the names of the people involved Saturday night, but did say the uninjured driver was not a Lawrence resident.

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