Three people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night in west Lawrence.
Aaron Phlipot, 28, was flown by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
The incident occurred just after 6 p.m. at Bob Billings Parkway and George Williams Way.
Lawrence police Sgt. David Hubbel said a car was traveling east on Bob Billings Parkway and a white truck was traveling south on George Williams Way.
The man who was flown to KU Hospital was a passenger in the truck, which was driven by Wayne Heath, 31, Eudora. Hubbel said Heath told police officers at the scene that he didn't stop at the stop sign on George Williams Way. Hubbel said the truck hit the front end of the car, which was driven by Michelle Dick, 24. The force of the collision caused the car to travel 20 to 30 yards south of the intersection, Hubbel said.
Dick was treated and released at the scene, Hubbel said. Her brother, Andy Dick, 19, Lawrence, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Police said they did not have a hometown for Michelle Dick.
Heath was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Both men were treated and released by 10:30 p.m., according to a hospital official.
Hubbel said the accident remains under investigation.
Rena Reynolds, who lives in Ironwood Court, an apartment complex at 1501 George Williams Way, called 911 after she heard the accident.
"It was the loudest noise I've ever heard," she said of the collision.
She then ran outside.
"Before I looked out the window (which faces Bob Billings Parkway), I called 911," she said.
The severely damaged white crew cab truck was on its side. A medium-sized black and brown dog crawled out of the truck, she said. Reynolds called Animal Control to seek help for the animal. The dog didn't have any obvious injuries.
Both Reynolds and another nearby resident, Jack Lemke, said George Williams Way and Bob Billings Parkway, near Corpus Christi Catholic Church, is a dangerous intersection because drivers often don't stop completely at the stop signs on George Williams Way.
Lemke said he was almost hit earlier Wednesday.
"It's one of those things that - those of us who live around here notice this - as you're coming up to this intersection, the stop signs are more of a pause and go," Lemke said. "And more than once, because the one end of this street is dead end, a lot of drivers tend not to look, and they just pause at the sign and they'll start shooting across."
Several injury accidents have occurred in this area on Bob Billings Parkway. Hubbel recalled a motorcycle accident in September 2006, in which a 22-year-old Topeka man was flown to KU Hospital after losing control and crashing.
In October 2004, teenagers were injured in a racing accident in the 6000 block of Bob Billings Parkway.
In 2001 and 2002, young people died while speeding near the same stretch of road. Both lost control and crashed on the south side of the road near Bobwhite Drive, a street just east George Williams Way.