An emergency helicopter was called Thursday evening to the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the 1900 block of East 175 Road — also known as County Road 1023 — north of U.S. Highway 40, just east of Big Springs.
The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday.
Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Steve Lewis said the 24-year-old driver was heading north on East 175 Road when he lost control of his Honda Civic. The car left the road, struck a driveway and went airborne before rolling over, Lewis said. The driver, who was the only occupant of the car, was thrown from the vehicle, Lewis said.
The driver was taken by emergency helicopter to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. The sheriff’s department was not releasing the driver’s name Thursday evening, pending notification of family members, but Lewis said the man is from the rural Lecompton area.