A 27-year-old Topeka woman was listed in serious condition at a Topeka hospital Friday night after a rollover accident about one mile west of Lawrence.
According to a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, Dawnette Meinert was driving a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle south on the South Lawrence Trafficway, which is also Kansas Highway 10, when she swerved to miss a deer lying in the roadway. The vehicle hit the deer, went into a ditch and rolled several times.
The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle.
The accident occurred at 6:50 a.m. Friday just south of K-10’s intersection with U.S. Highway 40. The woman was transported by ambulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.