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Archive for Friday, March 28, 2008

Accident claims life of Bonner Springs High student

March 28, 2008

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Emergency crews carry an injured passenger to be air lifted to KU Medical Center late Friday morning. An accident involving a 2002 Nissan and a pickup truck at the intersection of Kansas Highway 32 and the entrance to northbound K-7.

Emergency crews carry an injured passenger to be air lifted to KU Medical Center late Friday morning. An accident involving a 2002 Nissan and a pickup truck at the intersection of Kansas Highway 32 and the entrance to northbound K-7.

The driver of this 1997 Ford pick truck, Daniel Hernandez of Bonner Springs,  was injured and taken to Providence Hospital.

The driver of this 1997 Ford pick truck, Daniel Hernandez of Bonner Springs, was injured and taken to Providence Hospital.

A fatality accident claimed the life of a Bonner Springs High School student late this morning at the intersection of Kansas Highway 32 and the exit for northbound Kansas Highway 7.

At 11:12 a.m., the Kansas Highway Patrol was called to an accident involving a 2002 Nissan passenger car and a 1997 Ford pickup truck.

Mark Holmes, 18, who was in the Nissan's passenger seat, died in the accident. Daniel Perkins, 17, a second passenger, sitting in the back seat, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported by helicopter to Overland Park Regional Hospital. The driver, Chad Way, had injuries that were not life-threatening and was taken to University of Kansas Hospital.

The Nissan was heading east on Kansas Highway 32, turning left to the northbound exit for K-7, when the pickup truck hit it.

None of the occupants was wearing seat belts.

The driver of the truck, Daniel Hernandez, 40, was injured and taken to Providence Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

An announcement was made at Bonner Springs High School about the accident and advising students that counseling was available.

Comments

Tristan Moody 6 years, 9 months ago

I never understand what motivation people have for not wearing seat belts. The vast majority of fatal accidents involve people not wearing their seat belts, and yet so many people still refuse to wear them. I just don't get it.

aginglady 6 years, 9 months ago

Like when Peter died. On the way to school. Such tragedy. These families will never be the same, lets hope they can survive the changes this will set in motion.

kiddo 6 years, 9 months ago

Dude, this happened at 11 a.m. on a day school was in session. Were they skipping or what? BSHS doesn't have open lunch. I'm sorry this happened, maybe it woulda happened anyway, but come on. In addition to spotlighting the need for people to wear seatbelts, it spotlights the need for kids to not smoke pot and go driving (other reports say the officer smelled marijuana in the Nissan), and the need for parents to make sure their kids are in school.

But, like I said, maybe this would have happened anyway.

Stacey777 6 years, 8 months ago

This has been misreported over and over. The driver WAS wearing his seat belt and the seat belt is to blame for the only injuries he did sustain - a broken clavicle and three broken ribs. I don't know if the passengers had seat belts on or not. Don't believe everything you read.

Haiku_Cuckoo 6 years, 8 months ago

The driver WAS wearing his seat belt and the seat belt is to blame for the only injuries he did sustain - a broken clavicle and three broken ribs.

I'll take a broken collar bone and three broken ribs over being ejected from the vehicle any day of the week.

aginglady 6 years, 8 months ago

Of course there are exceptions. My friend considers himself the poster boy for why you should wear your seat belt. He didn't and is one of the most severe brain trauma patients to recover (grey matter everywhere). On the other hand he states, The KHP also noted that if he had not been thrown from the rolling vehicle, he most likely would have been killing by the huge tree branch that pierced through the door right into the seat where his body would have been. He's just glad to be alive, talk (pretty much) and walk (pretty much).

Buggie7 6 years, 8 months ago

Lets not read into the pot post above too much. I do not take alot as facts on here and there are no other reports to pot being involved and its a shame that someone brings it up. I remember when there were milo fields and construction going on a hwy and my hubby said some of the chemicals smell like pot that there wasnt any around and even if thats not true why tarnish the injured and deceased its not right. If you know more then keep it to yourself these families and friends are going through enough im sure.

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