Lawrence Police say the head injuries suffered by a man found in an alley near downtown this morning were the result of an accidental fall.
Spokesman Sgt. Dan Ward said police believe the man hit his head on the ground when he fell sometime before 7:30 a.m. today in the alley between Connecticut and Rhode Island Streets south of Seventh Street.
A city employee on his way to work called police after spotting the man injured on the ground. The man was taken by ambulance to Hobbs Park, where he was transferred to a helicopter and flown to a Kansas City area hospital.
Policie initially said they didn't know what had caused the injuries, and crime-scene investigators studied the scene.
An update on the man's condition is not yet available from the hospital.