A bicyclist was taken by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital after an accident about 10:20 a.m. today near the intersection of Highway 24-40 and 1600 East Road.
Law enforcement officials said a 20-year-old Lawrence man was riding a bicycle east on 24-40 when he started to turn left onto 1600 East Road in front of a white 1990 Ford Ranger pickup. Leroy Walters, 63, Tonganoxie, was driving the truck, which also was headed east. Officers said they could not provide the bicyclist's name until his family members are notified.
Before the bicyclist was flown to the Kansas City, Kan., hospital, he was alert, according to Kansas Highway Patrol T.L. Berner. About noon, hospital officials said they still were evaluating the bicyclist's condition.