City and county emergency crews responded to numerous accidents Wednesday.
A 23-year-old Eskridge woman, Stephanie Rush, was transported Wednesday to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with critical injuries following a vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 10 near Franklin Road.
The transport would normally have been by air ambulance to a Kansas City hospital, but Rush was transported by ground ambulance because of the wet weather.
The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m.
According to a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, Michael Herbert, 24, was driving a 1998 Mercury Tracer east on K-10. A 1998 Cadillac Catera driven by Rush reportedly failed to yield and attempted to cross the highway at East 1650 Road northbound. The Tracer struck the Cadillac on the side. Teddie McAfee, 35, Garnett, was a passenger in the Cadillac and declined treatment at the scene.
Herbert, of Leawood, was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was treated and released. Rush was in fair condition Wednesday.
Another accident occurred on K-10 near East 1750 Road at 12:40 p.m. A 22-year-old Overland Park woman had minor injuries and was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, according to a KHP report. Erum Shah was driving a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee east on the highway in the left lane.
The Jeep hydroplaned, lost control and entered the south ditch and overturned, the report said. Shah was treated and released at LMH.
According to Kim Murphree, Lawrence police spokeswoman, police have responded to nine accidents since 6 a.m.
Five were injury accidents and four were noninjury accidents.
The extent of injuries of the injury accidents was unknown, though none required helicopter evacuation.
Weather has not been reported specifically as a factor in any of Wednesday's accidents; however, from about 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday, the area received 1.22 inches of rain, said Craig Painter, 6News meteorologist.
The injury accidents:
¢ 7:55 a.m., 3099 Kasold Drive
¢ 8:04 a.m., 2299 Kasold Drive
¢ 9:11 a.m., 1618 W. 23rd St.
¢ 1:15 p.m., 2299 Mass.
The extent of injuries were unknown, though none required helicopter evacuation.
The noninjury accidents:
¢ 8:13 a.m., 2299 Haskell Ave.
¢ 12:02 p.m., 2299 Anderson Road
¢ 12:18 p.m., 399 McDonald Drive
¢ 12:48 p.m., 1299 Haskell Ave.
Weather has not been cited specifically as a factor in any of today's accidents police said this afternoon; however, since about 6 p.m. Tuesday, the area has received .22 inches of rain, said Craig Painter, 6News meteorologist.