Archive for Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rollover closes section of U.S. Highway 40

Helicopter ambulance en route to crash site

An accident west of Lawrence tonight shuts down portions of U.S. Highway 40 and sends one person to a Kansas City hospital.

September 17, 2008, 8:57 p.m. Updated September 18, 2008, 12:20 a.m.


A 46-year-old Topeka man was flown via air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday night following a single vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence.

About 8:30 p.m. Harry Balazs was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck west on the highway when his vehicle left the roadway, hit a driveway culvert and turned over, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher.

Balazs was ejected from the vehicle. The extent of his injuries was unknown late Wednesday night.

The section of U.S. Highway 40 between East 300 and East 400 roads was temporarily shut down and traffic was rerouted.

According to a hospital official, the man's condition was unavailable Wednesday night.


igby 9 years, 7 months ago

Funny and funnier, not the wreck but the stupid post.

classclown 9 years, 7 months ago

My guess would be from over correcting a vehicle with a high center of gravity such as an SUV.

budwhysir 9 years, 7 months ago

Not sure that I am actualy capable of rolling more than 1 car at a time. being in two cars would be very difficult. Anyhow its a great thing you are so worried about someone being hurt that you could show us how bright you are with this comment

budwhysir 9 years, 7 months ago

It may have involved someone talking on a cell phone. However I think the reason they printed this article was to let everyone know that there was an accident and the road was closed. I do not think the ljw believes it has the best CSI's living right here in town

nobody1793 9 years, 7 months ago

"How do you roll 1 vehicle????"Have you never seen an episode of the A-Team?

budwhysir 9 years, 7 months ago

Igby must be speaking of our highly educated first post of the evening.

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