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Driver injured in Tonganoxie wreck transferred to KU Hospital

November 12, 2009

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A Tonganoxie man injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Tonganoxie and who was originally taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been transferred to Kansas University Hospital, a hospital official said Thursday.

Leonard D. Sharon, 72, Tonganoxie was injured in the accident, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek Drive in Tonganoxie.

According to Kansas Highway Patrol reports, a 2007 Chrysler 300 driven by Darla K. Heard, 46, Oskaloosa, was heading west on U.S. 24-40 when a 1983 Toyota Tercel, driven by Sharon turned north onto Stone Creek Drive from U.S. 24-40, where he had been heading east. Heard’s vehicle struck Sharon’s vehicle and the impact pushed Sharon’s vehicle into the ditch northwest of the intersection.

Amanda M. Rowland, 21, Oskaloosa, also was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. She was a passenger in Heard’s car.

Darla Heard and another passenger, Bryant Heard, 24, Oskaloosa, were not injured, reports said. Sharon was not wearing a seat belt, while everyone in the Chrysler 300 was wearing a seat belt, reports said.

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