Archive for Thursday, November 27, 2008

KCK teens injured in turnpike crash

November 27, 2008

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Four teenagers from Kansas City, Kan., were injured late Wednesday night when their vehicle flipped during an attempt to turn off the Kansas Turnpike at Bonner Springs, ejecting the driver.

Nolan McCloud, 16, had been driving west on the turnpike “at a high rate of speed,” when he took the exit ramp onto Kansas Highway 7 too fast, according to a report posted by the Kansas Turnpike Authority. It was unknown whether McCloud had been wearing a seat belt.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that the 2009 Chevrolet coupe had gone “end over end” into the ditch and then back out, before flipping and spinning around, ejecting the driver and partially ejecting one of three passengers. The accident occurred about 10:45 p.m.

McCloud was taken by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where he had been treated and released by Thursday afternoon.

One of the passengers, 15-year-old Monica Williams, had not been wearing a seat belt. Authorities said she was taken by air ambulance to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Authorities were informed Thursday afternoon that Williams remained hospitalized, although officials at Children’s Mercy said they did not have information about her.

The two other passengers — Jordan Vogel, 17; and Grant Bruner, 16 — had been wearing seat belts, authorities said. They were taken to area hospitals, treated and released.

Comments

50YearResident 6 years, 6 months ago

Anyone else wondering why 4 KCK teens were out driving at a high rate of speed in a 2009 Cheve ar 10:45 at night?

Christine Anderson 6 years, 6 months ago

First, kids, if you are going to drive, be responsible!!! You have yours and your friends' lives in your hands. Slow down. There is nothing so urgent in your lives that you can't slow down and drive safely.Second, notice the difference between the condition of the kids who were wearing seat belts, and the one who was not?

somebodynew 6 years, 6 months ago

50Year - Probably not anybody wondering about that. Just seems to be the norm anymore - in fact most people wouldn't have been surprized if it happened later than that. Sad, but true.

17yearoldboy 6 years, 5 months ago

ok i just wanted to clearify a few things... first.. it wasnt an 09 monte carlo.. it was a 02 monte carlo... and for you 50 year old man... we was going to walmart, that is what we were doing...and yes us two with the seat belts on didnt suffer from as much damage.. but it also has to do with where the car hit, the two that were injured the most, were in the back seat. one with their seat belt one not... so figure that one out

friendof2 6 years, 5 months ago

Not a suprise that 4 kids were out at 10:45pm when they didn't have school the next day. I'm proud to know 2 of the kids and the fact that the 2 I know, 1 of them saved the others life. The 2 kids I know are very responsible good kids that earn excellent grades! All we all should be thankful for is that they all survived. The pictures are horrifying! Love you 17yearoldboy!!!

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