Archive for Monday, November 16, 2009

Tonganoxie driver hospitalized after rollover on U.S. Highway 24-40

November 16, 2009


A man was hospitalized Monday morning after a one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 between Tonganoxie and Basehor.

According to Leavenworth County Sheriff’s reports, Robert W. Fuller Jr., 56, of Tonganoxie, was driving a 2005 Ford Escape east on U.S. 24-40 near Stranger Creek when he attempted to move from the outside lane to the inside lane.

His vehicle struck an inside guard rail, then flipped one or two times, Maj. Ron Cranor said. The vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side, and Fuller had to be extricated.

Reports didn’t indicate whether Fuller was wearing a seat belt.

Fuller was taken by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service to Kansas University Hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Stranger Township and Tonganoxie City fire departments also responded to the scene. Traffic heading east on U.S. 24-40 was rerouted north on 198th Street, which is more than a mile east of Tonganoxie. The accident occurred about 3 miles east of Tonganoxie.


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