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Archive for Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Two Lawrence residents injured in collision on Highway 24-40 near Lawrence

Emergency crews respond to a head-on collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Douglas County Road 9 on Tuesday morning.

August 25, 2009, 10:12 a.m. Updated August 25, 2009, 5:42 p.m.

A two car accident at Douglas County Road 9 and U.S. Highway 24/40 sent both drivers to the hospital Tuesday morning. Teagan Roberts, 3, is held by her father Conrad Roberts (far right) as emergency crews work to get her mother, Bethany Roberts, onto a stretcher. Teagan was in the back seat when it was hit by another car.

A two car accident at Douglas County Road 9 and U.S. Highway 24/40 sent both drivers to the hospital Tuesday morning. Teagan Roberts, 3, is held by her father Conrad Roberts (far right) as emergency crews work to get her mother, Bethany Roberts, onto a stretcher. Teagan was in the back seat when it was hit by another car.

Two Lawrence drivers were injured in a collision just west of Lawrence Municipal Airport, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The accident occurred around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday.

A highway patrol report said Lawrence Pringle, 71, was trying to pass a vehicle on the right when he hit a car driven by Bethany Roberts, 32, who was trying to cross U.S. Highway 24-40 on East 1500 Road.

Roberts was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Pringle was transported to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Comments

imastinker 5 years, 5 months ago

Is that where they dump all the traffic from the construction they are doing in north lawrence?

be_cunning 5 years, 5 months ago

No, this is out on a highway past the overpass--not by the North Lawrence construction. It's a two lane highway, so maybe somebody was trying to pass (thus the head-on collision). Hope everyone will be okay.

Bud Stagg 5 years, 5 months ago

It was not head on but a t-bone collision. Someone passed a turning car on the right in the turn lane and t-boned another car heading north on 1500 rd. Happens a lot at that intersection, they need a left turn lane very badly.

ksdivakat 5 years, 5 months ago

I hope all is ok! We have to remember the students are back and driving is wild! Just this morning, I was driving up haskell from 31st to 23rd st and there was a city bus in front of me and we were both doing the speedlimit when some nut came up behind me, and passed us both in the turn lane, just whipped up the turn lane at least at 50mph...good thing nobody else was coming! So keep your eyes out and slow down, I cant imagine anything being that important to get to, and if it is, then leave earlier.

Rick Aldrich 5 years, 5 months ago

someone needs to hire a homeless person, clean him or her up, put there butts in front of the accident and have them to speak what they see. because our newscrews and newspaper compant sure has no clue on how to,

LA_Ex 5 years, 5 months ago

So who is calling this a head-on? You've got one car with damage on the front and one with damage on the side. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this was a "t-bone".

woodenfleaeater 5 years, 5 months ago

touringdriver, Please clarify. I have no idea what you said, what you were meaning to say, or how much you've had to drink today.

maxcrabb 5 years, 5 months ago

@woodenfleaeater

"someone needs to hire a homeless person, clean him or her up, put there butts in front of the accident and have them to speak what they see. because our newscrews and newspaper compant sure has no clue on how to,"

equals

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Stuart Evans 5 years, 5 months ago

I would like to hire a homeless person and have them go around to teach everyone the difference between the words There, Their & They're.

Stuart Evans 5 years, 5 months ago

i would almost bet that you could find one that would let you do so.

Bassetlover 5 years, 5 months ago

Ditto AreUNorml----And let's throw in your and you're! Biggest offender of all. Ay yi yi......

jonas_opines 5 years, 5 months ago

it's its

Maxcrabb, what input did you use to translate that? drunken slurvanian to english?

bearclaws 5 years, 5 months ago

That intersection is a popular detour point with the road construction going on in the area of 59 Hwy. and 24-40.

Be careful, folks. It can be difficult to judge the speed of oncoming traffic on that highway.

Hopefully, all those involved will be ok.

LA_Ex 5 years, 5 months ago

Look's lyke tha gramr polees are out tonyte. Sorry for the typo. I guess I didn't press hard enough on the coma key.

LA_Ex 5 years, 5 months ago

I also just realized that it wasn't my post where you mentioned rocket science. I'm going to bed.

flux 5 years, 5 months ago

Good thing they werent driving a little electric car. Hope everyone is ok

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