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Archive for Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Franklin County sheriff’s deputy t-boned 5 miles south of Douglas County line

July 28, 2009

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A Franklin County sheriff's deputy was taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital Monday night after being involved in a t-bone accident at the intersection of Colorado and Reno roads, five miles south of the Douglas County line.

Deputy Jerrod Fredricks was driving on Reno Road, pulled out from a stop sign and was then struck by a vehicle driven northbound on Colorado Road by Keri Harris.

Harris was also taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital with what the Kansas Highway Patrol termed a possible injury.

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katjok 5 years, 2 months ago

I hope both are okay too! Sometimes it's dangerous pulling out on 59 high way from the country roads, but seriously - it's better to just wait instead of trying to beat the car coming! I hope he got a citation for something, because you know if it was switched, you'd be sure to get a ticket!

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Stuart Evans 5 years, 2 months ago

this intersection is two dirt roads in the middle of nowhere. looking at google earth, there is a farm on the corner there with a ton of trees, that likely obscured the officers view. can't tell if there are stop signs at any of the corners.

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Beth Bird 5 years, 2 months ago

No mention of this in the Ottawa Herald, which is the only paper in Franklin County paper......Typical.

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sleepylady 5 years, 2 months ago

Sounds like Keri had the right-of-way

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EdenPrairie87 5 years, 2 months ago

A quick search of Google shows me I've been out there before. Colorado is a paved road and I think the intersection is at the top of a hill. As I recall, I was very cautious about turning into the intersection too even though there was very little traffic on it. (It's just a road between Centropolis and Pomona).

Hope everyone is all right.

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puddleglum 5 years, 2 months ago

maybe they should put a stoplight there? then people can stop even when there aren't any cars coming....kinda like 6th & congressional, 6th& folks rd, 6th & stoneridge dr, and last but not least 15th & wakarusa. jesu-chriso mon frere

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trinity 5 years, 2 months ago

the ottawa herald isn't worth squat any more, happypill. i find out far more about goings-on in franklin county in either this, the cj online, or the kc star. herald's too busy fighting to get and/or keep some sort of decent reputation-not realizing it's already too late.

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think_about_it 5 years, 2 months ago

We get it smitty. You hate all cops.

Enough already.

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