A 29-year-old woman who recently moved to Lawrence was injured Wednesday afternoon in a bicycle accident on County Road 458 about a mile south of Wakarusa Valley School.
Amelia Wilson, who was wearing a helmet, was flown by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., according to Sgt. Steve Lewis of the Douglas County Sheriff’s office. She suffered facial injuries and was responsive when medical personnel arrived, Lewis said.
Two motorists discovered the woman on the ground and called authorities.
Gravel on the road may have caused her to lose control of her bicycle, Lewis said. He noted the road, which is a favorite of bicyclists, recently was chipped and sealed.
The site of Wednesday’s accident is near where a Lawrence man was injured Monday after he lost control of his motorcycle. Chas McElhinney, 72, who was flown by helicopter ambulance to KU Hospital, was not wearing a helmet. He was listed in fair condition early Wednesday night.