Archive for Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Trio of injury accidents reported

September 19, 2007

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A collision early Tuesday involving a motorcycle and two deer sent a Baldwin City man to a Kansas City, Mo., hospital, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Laurence Corder, 37, was in fair condition at St. Luke's Hospital, a spokeswoman said.

Corder was injured when his Honda motorcycle collided with the deer about 3:40 a.m. while headed south in the 500 section of Douglas County Road 1055, at the base of what is known as Baldwin Hill, Sheriff's Lt. Kari Wempe said.

Corder was wearing a helmet and was returning home from work at the time of the accident, she said. He was flown to St. Luke's by helicopter ambulance.

One of the deer was killed in the accident, and the other had to be destroyed because of its injuries, Wempe said.

¢ In a separate wreck Tuesday, a Topeka man, Dr. Alan Glenn Wynne, was taken to a Kansas City, Kan., hospital after another driver struck his car while it was pulled over on Interstate 70 in the eastbound lanes just west of Lawrence.

About 11 a.m. Tuesday, Randy L. Hilgers, 57, Meriden, was passing cars on the right shoulder in a 2007 Toyota four-door car when it struck a road work sign and then Wynne's vehicle, according to a Kansas Turnpike Authority report.

Both drivers wore their seat belts, and Hilgers refused treatment at the scene. An update on Wynne's condition at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., where he was flown via a helicopter ambulance, was unavailable Tuesday evening.

¢ A 16-year-old Lawrence teen was transported by air ambulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka with nonlife-threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Vermont and 23rd streets.

Shortly after 5 p.m., Matt Bresheres of Lawrence was trying to cross 23rd Street from the south side on foot when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Oswald Backus, 54, or Lawrence, said Sgt. Mark Warren, a Lawrence police spokesman. Backus was eastbound on 23rd street and had moved left of center in anticipation of turning left onto Massachusetts Street when the incident occurred, Warren said.

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