Archive for Thursday, October 30, 2008

Accident victim out of intensive care at KU Hospital

October 30, 2008


Maria Thorson, 25, who was injured in a two-car accident on Kansas Highway 10 on Oct. 23, was moved out of the Kansas University Hospital intensive care unit late Tuesday night and is continuing to recover, according to her mother, Amy Thorson.

Maria Thorson was flown by air ambulance to the Kansas City, Kan., hospital with severe injuries following the accident which occurred at about 1:40 p.m. a mile west of Lawrence on the South Lawrence Trafficway.

James Keeton Jr., 21, a Kansas University junior from Wichita, died at the accident scene. According to Edna Buttler, Kansas Highway Patrol technical trooper, Keeton was attempting to pass a limousine in the west lane, failed to yield to oncoming traffic and struck, head-on, a 2003 Toyota Corolla driving east. The Corolla was driven by Thorson, a KU doctoral student from Wisconsin.

Buttler said while the collision was head-on, most of the damage was on the driver's side of each vehicle.

Thorson was test-driving the Toyota Corolla. Her passenger, John R. Revenew, 56, Lawrence, was a salesman for Crown Automotive. Revenew was in stable condition Thursday at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, according to a hospital spokeswoman.


Megnatic 6 years, 11 months ago

my prayers for a full and quick recovery for Ms.Thorson. i'm sure it will be a long and difficult road but you can do it, sister!my uncle was killed in the same spot (or near it, anyway) a couple of days later... i'm sure you were spared for a reason. i hope you live life to its fullest and send my love to your mom.... i'm sure after all the fatalities on this stretch, she's extra happy to be standing there to hold your hand...M

Melanie Birge 6 years, 11 months ago

Good to know they both are doing well. Thx for the update, and I hope the best for them both and their familys

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