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Archive for Monday, April 5, 2010

Truck accident closes part of Highway 59; road now open

April 5, 2010

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An accident south of Lawrence Monday morning caused a semitruck to plow through a fence and become jackknifed in the road, blocking traffic on Highway 59, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Steve Lewis said the accident occurred when a northbound car driven by a 19-year-old drifted into the southbound lane of the highway, forcing the semitruck driver to take quick action.

The accident occurred at 457 E. 1250 Road, which is also Highway 59, located south of Pleasant Grove.

The driver of the car complained of neck injuries, but refused to be taken to the hospital, Lewis said.

Traffic flow was limited in the area for some time, but traffic in the area is now open.

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trucker32 4 years ago

Good job on the truckers part. Them trucks aint easy to move out of the way...Hope that kid has a new respect for the big rigs, not many people do though.

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christy kennedy 4 years ago

No kidding Pywacket. Lucky kid.

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Pywacket 4 years ago

Sounds like that truck driver should be feted as a hero. If I am understanding correctly what happened, the 19-year-old may not have been around to refuse medical treatment if not for the trucker's quick actions and alert driving. If that were my kid, I would be sending that trucker a gift basket and a "thank you" card each year on my child's birthday from now on.

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