Archive for Monday, May 26, 2008

Motorcycle accident closes US 24/40

A motorcycle accident this evening closes traffic on a Douglas County Highway and sends two people to a Kansas City-area hospital.

May 26, 2008


A motorcycle accident Sunday evening injured a Bonner Springs man and a Kansas City, Kan., woman and forced law enforcement officials to stop traffic in both directions on U.S. Highway 24/40 just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by David L. Watts, 40, left the eastbound lane of the highway for an unknown reason. The accident occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m.

The motorcycle entered the ditch and tipped onto its side, throwing both Watts and passenger Michelle Branda, 41. Neither wore a helmet, according to the report.

Both people suffered disabling injuries and were flown to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. A nursing supervisor said Sunday night that condition updates were unavailable.


gccs14r 10 years ago

ATGATT (All The Gear, All The Time), unless you're one of those folks who will "never" crash. It really sucks when it's operator error. Hope these folks come out OK.

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