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Archive for Sunday, May 10, 2009

Woman injured in rollover accident on U.S. 59

Emergency crews worked at the scene of a rollover accident at the top of Pleasant Grove Hill.

May 10, 2009, 1:01 p.m. Updated May 11, 2009, 4:16 p.m.

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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.

Comments

Pywacket 4 years, 11 months ago

Shardwurm~ Apparently, touringdriver had the same English teachers as cj123 had. (".....the driver was going to fast around the curve...") I guess that means that the driver was going to put her bag of fries down for a few seconds.

srj~ Yeah, the curve really sneaks up on you--especially if you're going about 30 over the speed limit and ignoring every sign!

Glad the driver was wearing her seatbelt. If she hadn't been, we probably would've been reading about a thrown-from-the-vehicle fatality, given that the van rolled.

Kudos to Ms Wingert! Cool head, brave heart!

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Rick Aldrich 4 years, 11 months ago

it would be really nice for a reporter to be on sight and be speaking in these silent news videos. what a joke.

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SofaKing 4 years, 11 months ago

Sounds like Ms. Wingert is a hero. Not everyday does one try to pull an accident victim from a car, put out a fire, and call an ambulance. Good thing she was there to help!

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LogicMan 4 years, 11 months ago

Hopefully that lady in the car is OK. Any updates?

"They have repaired that fence, at the corner of Pleasant Grove hill, many times…"

And with any luck that curve will be much quieter after the new highway is finished.

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pace 4 years, 11 months ago

Blessings and praise to Dana Wingert, she didn't stand there and wring her hands. She is a hero.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 11 months ago

I know the Wingerts... They have repaired that fence, at the corner of Pleasant Grove hill, many times...

Hope the those involved in the accident are doing okay.

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gsxr600 4 years, 11 months ago

Yes the turn arrows and ample speed warnings sure do sneak up....

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Steve Jacob 4 years, 11 months ago

The curve does sneak up on you, especially if going north.

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cj123 4 years, 11 months ago

The accident was on the pleasant grove curve. It looks like the driver was going to fast around the curve and slammed into a stone fence.

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yoornotmee 4 years, 11 months ago

  1. I hope everyone comes out of it well.

  2. Should that be "Check LJWorld.com later for more information as it BECOMES available." ?

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