A woman was injured Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 59 at the top of Pleasant Grove hill.
Kristin Makowiecki, a 22-year-old from Las Vegas, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, according to Kansas Highway Patrol documents. She was wearing her seatbelt when the accident occurred.
A nursing supervisor said Makowiecki was treated and released.
A witness to the accident, Kathy Shuck, was planting petunias outside the fence in her front yard when the accident occurred.
“I heard a bang, and I looked up and the car was in the air tumbling toward me,” she said.
The 2000 Dodge struck the north section of Shuck’s fence. She tried to help Makowiecki out of the vehicle, but couldn’t get her out. Shuck called for help, and then hooked up her garden hose to deal with a fire that had broken out.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story had the wrong name for the witness of the accident.