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Woman transported to hospital after accident at 23rd and Iowa streets

A woman was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being involved in a car accident at the intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets. The severity of the woman's injuries is not known.

August 27, 2009, 2:58 a.m. Updated August 27, 2009, 4:23 p.m.


Woman transported to hospital after accident

A woman believed to be in her 20s was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after crashing into a semi truck at the intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets. The woman's condition was not available Thursday morning. Enlarge video

A woman in her 20s was transported Thursday morning to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after injuring her tongue during an accident at 23rd and Iowa streets, police said.

Police said the victim was a passenger in a car driven by a 24-year-old Lawrence woman, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after running a red light and driving into a semi truck. The accident happened at 2 a.m.

Witnesses said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it entered the intersection at 23rd and Iowa streets. The car was traveling south on Iowa when it hit the semi truck, which was turning left onto Iowa.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman said the truck continued on without stopping because the driver was not aware he had been hit. The truck driver said he only felt a slight shift in weight when the accident occurred.

A police spokeswoman on Thursday afternoon said she did not have the names of the individuals involved in the accident.

The condition of the injured passenger, who cut her tongue during the accident, is unknown.

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fiercesomeus 8 years ago

So did the car have an accident with the semi truck or another vehicle I maybe missing something here

Lori Nation 8 years ago

I am glad this happened at night and not during the day when kids are walking to or from school.

Irresponsible driver, was it alcohol related?

nlf78 8 years ago

Just a guess, but it sounds alcohol related!

woodenfleaeater 8 years ago

"After lifting the person carefully onto a stretcher,"

How are they supposed to put her on the stretcher, toss her?

After tossing the person wildly onto a!!!

Curtis Lange 8 years ago

Alcohol related? lol. Guess you guys don't see all the cars that run red lights at that intersection at all times of the day.

Confrontation 8 years ago

This intersection is a nightmare. The last time I was at this intersection, heading North, three cars continued to turn left on to 23rd St. after my light turned green. They need to put a red light cam at this intersection, and the city could make a fortune. Oh, and semi drivers are the worst at this intersection.

bankboy119 8 years ago


I believe the cameras are there...Kansas law does not allow them to be used to ticket drivers at this time.

alegreen 8 years ago

I turn left onto 23rd Street from Iowa going home every day. It's almost impossible not to run the light after the turn signal changes because I'm always behind a semi truck and can't see it change.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years ago

Ale: It's not "impossible" unless you are too impatient to wait until the light is visible. You are choosing to take that risk.

MightyFewChick 8 years ago

send love and prayers 2 my homie! hope you get well soon! da dirty dub misses ya!

jehovah_bob 8 years ago

She wasn't LifeFlighted, because LMH is has a tongue injury unit. It's right next door to thier hang nail unit and just above their unsightly hair removal unit.

GardenMomma 8 years ago

I thought the same thing woodenfleaeater. "Lifted carefully" indeed! : )

bearded_gnome 8 years ago

A woman believed to be in her 20s was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after crashing into a semi truck at the intersection of 23rd

---"believed to be in her twenties," actual age: 41.25 years.

a woman was injured so bad at her tongue: that's a vital organ for a woman.
I agree with Roger, I can't believe they didn't lifeflight her FGS!

"where'd that truck come from?"

bearded_gnome 8 years ago

Number_1_Grandma (Anonymous) says…

What was she doing with her tongue to injure it? Especially needing an ambulance ride to hospital…..Hmmm

---might explain why driver didn't happen to notice that little, slight, semitruck!

cellogrl 8 years ago

She could have bitten her tongue when they hit the truck. Maybe she bit her tongue off.

bearded_gnome 8 years ago

omg! that's a bad pun, of course I know you were speaking ... tongue in cheek.

hillbilly_jim (Anonymous) says…

She may have been doing something that begins with “L”.

think that starts with "c" instead.

okay, clearly we need a new law requiring drivers not to be distracted by *}@|##@!~^<!

hey, these two women could go to topeka to testify in favor...they could be the "poster children."

and isn't that just like men. not one but two women run into his truck, and he completely ignores them! what do they have to do to get his attention? if they'd been wearing stiletto heel pumps, I bet he would've stopped "to render aid."

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