Archive for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One injured in early-morning accident

September 16, 2009, 3:04 a.m. Updated September 16, 2009, 5:10 p.m.


Emergency personnel transported 26-year-old Dario Pacheco, Topeka, to Stormont Vail hospital early Wednesday after his 2007 Nissan Titan truck, traveling westbound on Highway 40, veered off the road, struck two trees, and rolled over several times.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Pacheco sustained serious injuries and was unconscious when emergency crews arrived.

The accident occurred about 2:15 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 40 and East 200th Road, between Lawrence and Topeka.

Authorities had no further information on the driver or the driver's condition Wednesday evening. It was unclear whether alcohol was involved in the accident.


Jeff Goodrick 8 years, 3 months ago

After he was out of the truck, the chopper was still 30 min. out, and stormont is only about 30 min away.

b_asinbeer 8 years, 3 months ago

biggunz (Anonymous) says…

Hey gilchrist, I'm getting tired of your sarcastic comments about people being lifeflighted.

+1. Seriously, not funny anymore.

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