Archive for Friday, November 19, 2004

Baker student hit by car on West Sixth

November 19, 2004


A 23-year-old Valley Center man has been hospitalized for injuries he suffered early this morning when he was struck by a car while crossing West Sixth Street.

Blake Pearson, 23, a Baker University student, was first taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later transported to University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. , by ground ambulance because weather conditions did not allow helicopter ambulances to fly. No information was available about Pearson's condition this morning.

Lawrence Police said the accident happened about 1:58 a.m. when Pearson was crossing from south to north on Sixth Street near the intersection of Crestline Drive.

Pearson was struck by a westbound Chevrolet Caprice driven by Christopher Brownell, 22, Lawrence, police said.

For more on this story, see the 6News reports at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband's channel 6 and pick up a copy of Friday's Journal-World.

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