Archive for Thursday, May 28, 2009

Douglas County emergency crews respond Thursday to two accidents

Douglas County emergency crews responded Thursday to two separate accidents.

May 28, 2009, 5:07 p.m. Updated May 28, 2009, 10:04 p.m.


Douglas County emergency crews were kept busy Thursday afternoon responding to two separate accidents within about an hour of one another.

The first, an accident between a car and a pedestrian, happened about 4:55 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. Highway 56 and First Street in Baldwin City.

Baldwin City Police Cpl. Mike Underwood said a juvenile male was struck by a car as he tried to cross Highway 56.

Underwood said because of the boy’s injuries, an emergency helicopter was dispatched and the boy was flown to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Baldwin City police had not released the boy’s name as of Thursday evening.

The second serious accident happened just before 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of North 851 Diagonal and East 450 roads near the town of Clinton on the west side of Clinton Lake.

Douglas County Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said a car and a pickup truck collided, possibly head-on.

The driver of the car was trapped in the vehicle. Once freed, he was flown by air ambulance to KU Hospital.

Hornberger said two people in the pickup truck were taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Deputies from the sheriff’s department were on the scene late into the evening, investigating that crash.


dweezil222 9 years ago

That's an odd place to be hit, especially hard enough to require an airlift. Jackass must've been speeding.

Thinking_Out_Loud 9 years ago

Nice. Jumping to conclusions without facts, and throwing in name-calling to boot.

twinetowngirl 9 years ago

anyone know what all the helicopter traffic is tonight? We are in North Lawrence and one has flown over about 10 times since 9pm

bearded_gnome 9 years ago

twinetowngirl, calm down. they've got a behavior control technician aboard, you ever hear of black helicopters.

nothing to worry about. nothing to worry about ... noth--!

bearded_gnome 9 years ago

sorry, couldn't resist TTG. heard the chopper too. now, its all them trains that bug me, but I guess more of them means a better economy.

jayhawker666 9 years ago

the driver of the car on the second accident only had a concussion and probably will be home tonight

Chris Ogle 9 years ago

That is two kids in Baldwin within a week or so. We need to be on the look-out.....Summer is here.

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