Two apparently separate but simultaneous accidents at the same Lawrence intersection sent at least two people to the hospital early Saturday - including one by helicopter ambulance.
Lawrence Police Sgt. Richard Nickell said officers were still gathering details on the two two-car accidents, which occurred shortly after midnight at 23rd and Harper streets.
One car had to be cut open by firefighters in order to extract a victim.
Brittany Stillian, 17, Eudora, said she was a driver in the second accident - waiting to turn left in the westbound lane of 23rd Street when it happened.
"I didn't see the first one," she said. "Completely unrelated - nothing to do with the first one."
Nickell said more details would be available at a later hour.