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Archive for Thursday, March 19, 2009

Leavenworth girl injured in accident south of Eudora

Douglas County Sheriff deputies, along with Eudora and Lawrence Fire and Medical personnel, work at the scene of a one-car rollover accident south of Eudora around 11:30 a.m. A 16-year-old Leavenworth girl going south on E. 2200 Road left the road to the right and went into a rollover. The patient was talking and alert and transferred to Kansas University Hospital by helicopter.

Douglas County Sheriff deputies, along with Eudora and Lawrence Fire and Medical personnel, work at the scene of a one-car rollover accident south of Eudora around 11:30 a.m. A 16-year-old Leavenworth girl going south on E. 2200 Road left the road to the right and went into a rollover. The patient was talking and alert and transferred to Kansas University Hospital by helicopter.

March 19, 2009, 11:48 a.m. Updated March 19, 2009, 2:20 p.m.

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Girl injured in rollover accident

Emergency crews work at the scene of a rollover accident south of Eudora. A 16-year-old Leavenworth girl was taken by helicopter to Kansas University Hospital. Enlarge video

An emergency helicopter transported a 16-year-old Leavenworth girl to Kansas University Hospital following a one-vehicle accident Thursday, south of Eudora High School, authorities said.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Lewis identified the driver as Lauren Fitzpatrick.

The accident happened about noon in the 100 block of County Road 1061, at North 1150 Road.

Lewis said Fitzpatrick slammed on the brakes for an unknown reason, left the road and hit an obstacle, rolling the vehicle multiple times.

Hospital officials weren’t able to comment on the girl’s condition.

Comments

poppygirl 5 years, 9 months ago

slammed on the breaks - "brakes"...geez !

Deja Coffin 5 years, 9 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the girl. Hope it looks worse then it really is!

cheerchick1 5 years, 9 months ago

I live right down the road from where that happened and it loked like she tried to turn onto 1150 road going to way too fast. And the accident looked pretty bad, but at least she was awake and alert. My prayers go out to her and her family

igby 5 years, 9 months ago

High heel must of miss-fired! Lol.

Janet Lowther 5 years, 9 months ago

Slamming on the brakes for an unknown reason?

That implies her injuries are bad enough she couldn't tell them.

There are many valid reasons for slamming on the brakes, but mostly it is to miss critters.

A while back I saw a kid roll a Rodeo several times trying to miss a deer that jumped out of a cornfield. He tried to steer out of it's way and managed to change the direction his truck was pointing, but not the direction it was going, hence the roll. Fortunately, he was wearing his seatbelt, was unhurt and was more concerned about not getting a ticket than anything else.

Do not try sudden, maneuvers on gravel roads, at least unless you've practiced 'em a lot. Understeer tends to suddenly turn into oversteer, and then you are in a world of hurt.

Kmom 5 years, 9 months ago

Hello this happens to be my little cousin, She tried to pull over to the side of the road and went off of the side, She rolled the jeep 11 times. She broke her leg and had to have emergency surgery. She is doing as well as expected. She is in ICU and is in alot of pain but she IS ALIVE. Her parents and grandparents are by her side, She has a long recovery ahead of her but god saved her life, And thanks for all who show concern, God Bless.

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