Archive for Saturday, June 3, 2006

Van crashes into railroad tracks

June 3, 2006


An 18-year-old driver was injured overnight when his van ran into the railroad tracks on the 700 block of Pennsylvania Street in east Lawrence, Lawrence police said this morning.

Sgt. Dan Ward said the incident happenned at 3:12 a.m. when a white, 2001 Chevrolet van ran into the tracks. The van continued north over the first set of tracks and came to a stop on the second set, Sgt. Dan Ward said.

Ward said the driver was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. No other vehicles were involved, Ward said.

He said alchohol was believed to be involved in the accident.


ModSquadGal 11 years ago

Alcohol was BELIEVED to be involved? Really.....

Sigmund 11 years ago

No doubt yet another smoking, cell phone using Topekan who was distracted by ballons on his way to get fireworks. Luckily the closed circuit police cameras caught the whole incident. But couldn't this whole thing been avoided if only we had another ban? Isn't there a professor at KU who can tell us all how we should live? Can't the City Kommission do something to help? How does one crash a van into railroad tracks??????

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years ago

that is what I want to know? A train yes, train tracks???

Noweigh 11 years ago

And ban Pennsylvania street while you're at it.

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years ago

how many bans now? oh well just feel so sorry for the van what did it do to deserve being crashe into a track, no train just the track and what about the poor track should we send flowers?

imagold 11 years ago

I'm sure those pesky train tracks snuck into Lawrence from Topeka.

jayhawks71 11 years ago

what kid? since when are parents liable for the action of their legally adult aged child?

pooter 11 years ago

looks like this guy is going to be a problem customer.

better put him on the list.


BOE 11 years ago

"Will the E-85 powered 18 year old in the 2001 Chevy Van, please clear the runway for "KIT" and the "General".......

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years ago

still the question how do you crash into tracks???

bearded_gnome 11 years ago

still the question how do you crash into tracks???

answer: "low-ri-duh" ... "lo-ri-duh gets a little hiya" insert low rider music. maybe that's how you hit tracks?

this just in to the 6news staff: the tracks were left laid out by the crash!" the driver claimed he'd only been rail roaded in this charge and blamed any one but himself making it a switcher."

bearded_gnome 11 years ago

now, let this be a lesson to all of you, in east lawrence, even the rail road tracks are TOUGH! really tough. here in elaw, we just laugh and scoff at a little rail road track up and strikin' some defenseless driver...heck we even just laugh at them biosolids...bring it on!

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 11 years ago

mommaeffortx2 I'm with you. Huh? This is very surreal.

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