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Archive for Monday, May 31, 1999

3 WRECK VICTIMS INJURED SERIOUSLY

May 31, 1999

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Three people were taken to area hospitals by helicopter after suffering serious injuries in two accidents on Sunday.

Dusty Page, age and address not immediately available, was listed in serious condition at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where she was taken by helicopter after being injured in a multivehicle accident about 1:15 a.m. on U.S. Highway 40, about 2 1/2 miles west of Lawrence.

Seven other people were transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, but none had life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

A Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher said the accident occurred when a vehicle struck a parked car on the side of the road and two nearby pedestrians.

But a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical supervisor said three vehicles were involved. The supervisor said two vehicles had an initial collision, and a third vehicle ran into the accident scene, striking pedestrians.

No officials who were at the accident scene were available Sunday afternoon or evening, and exact details were unclear.

On Sunday night, two children, Kara Neider, age not immediately available, and Pat Neider, Jr., 11, also were taken by helicopter following a one-vehicle accident about 7:15 p.m. on County Road East 550, about a half-mile west of the town of Clinton.

They were taken to Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., where Kara was listed in critical condition, a nursing supervisor said. A condition for Pat Nieder, Jr. wasn't immediately available, she said.

Four other people, Pat Neider, Sr., Blake Herd, Steven Perkin and Julie Neider, also were taken by ambulance to LMH, where they were being evaluated.

Authorities said Pat Neider, Sr. was driving a small car on East 550 when it slid on a corner and struck and embankment.

-- Michael Dekker's phone message number is 832-7187. His e-mail address is mdekker@ljworld.com.

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